Tom Bodkin

Tom Bodkin is the Design Director at The New York Times. Bodkin, who hails from Great Neck, New York, graduated from John L. Miller Great Neck North High School in 1971. Editor-in-chief of the award-winning school newspaper "Guide Post," he started at The New York Times in the 1980s as an Art Director for the Home Section. His career began at CBS where he worked with Lou Dorfsman.

Bodkin is an Assistant Managing Editor and oversees design and layout for the newspaper. His staff include the Art Directors, Designers, Production and Layout desks and he is an important factor in the look and feel of the daily front page. Bodkin also works with his Senior Art Director, Steven Heller. Bodkin was the presiding Design Director during 9-11 and had a large influence on the layout of the front page with the headline 'U.S. Attacked".

Bodkin has been responsible for many of the visual projects at the paper, including introducing the Cheltenham typeface and redesigning the A-Section of the paper. He also led the team that created the Times Reader, a digital version of the newspaper created in collaboration with Microsoft.[1]


  1. ^ Utter, David (29 April 2006). "Microsoft Tool Enhances New York Times". WebProNews. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
Bodkin (surname)

Bodkin is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Amby Bodkin (fl. 1777–1795), Irish lawyer and duelist

Archibald Bodkin (1862–1957), English lawyer and Director of Public Prosecutions

Christopher Bodkin (died 1572), Irish prelate, Archbishop of Tuam and Bishop of Kilmacduagh

Dominick Dáll Bodkin (died 1740), Irish mass murderer

Edward Bodkin, American underground surgeon arrested in 1998

John Bodkin (disambiguation)

Joseph Bodkin (1902–1950), Australian politician

Matt Bodkin (born 1968), English footballer

Matthias McDonnell Bodkin (1850–1933), Irish MP, author, journalist, newspaper editor, barrister and judge

Matthias Bodkin (1896–1973), Irish Jesuit priest and author, son of the above

Maud Bodkin (1875–1967), British classical scholar

Odds Bodkin (born 1953), pseudonym of an American storyteller, musician, and author

Peter Bodkin (1924–1994), English cricketer

Richard Bodkin, mayor of Galway (1610–1611)

Teresina Bodkin, Montserrat teacher and civil servant, first woman Speaker (2010–2014) of Montserrat's Legislative Council

Thomas Bodkin (1887–1961), Irish lawyer, art historian, art collector and curator

Thomas Bodkin (mayor), mayor of Galway (1506–1507)

Tom Bodkin, American newspaper designer

William Bodkin (judge) (1791–1874), British barrister and politician

William Bodkin (New Zealand politician) (1885–1964)Fictional characters include:

Monty Bodkin, a recurring character in P. G. Wodehouse novels

Cheltenham (typeface)

Cheltenham is a typeface for display use designed in 1896 by architect Bertram Goodhue and Ingalls Kimball, director of the Cheltenham Press. The original drawings were known as Boston Old Style and were made about 14" high. These drawings were then turned over to Morris Fuller Benton at American Type Founders (ATF) who developed it into a final design. Trial cuttings were made as early as 1899 but the face was not complete until 1902. The face was patented by Kimball in 1904. Later the basic face was spun out into an extensive type family by Morris Fuller Benton.Cheltenham is not based on a single historical model, and shows influences of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Originally intended as a text face, "Chelt" became hugely successful as the "king of the display faces." Part of the face's huge popularity is because, as it has elements of both an old style and transitional face, a Cheltenham headline complements virtually any body type. The overwhelming popularity of the face for display purposes lasted until the advent of the geometric sans-serif typefaces of the 1930s.

List of The New York Times employees

This is a list of former and current New York Times employees, reporters, and columnists.

The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as the NYT and NYTimes) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won 125 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper. The Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U.S.

The paper is owned by The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, and his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper.Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record". The paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page.

Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has greatly expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials, sports, and features. Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York (metropolitan), Business, Sports of The Times, Arts, Science, Styles, Home, Travel, and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review (formerly the Week in Review), The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine. The Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, and was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography, especially on the front page.

William Bodkin (New Zealand politician)

Sir William Alexander Bodkin (28 April 1883 – 15 June 1964) was a New Zealand politician of the United Party, and from 1936, the National Party.

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