SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
HARBINGER CAPITAL PARTNERS MASTER FUND I, LTD.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O INTERNATIONAL FUND SERVICES LIMITED
THIRD FL, BISHOP'S SQUARE REDMOND'S HILL

(Street)
DUBLIN L2 00000

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NEW YORK TIMES CO [ NYT ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) X Other (specify below)
* See remarks
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
11/17/2009
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock (par value $0.10 per share) 11/17/2009 S 2,500,000 D $9 21,038,434 D (1) (2) (3) (4)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
HARBINGER CAPITAL PARTNERS MASTER FUND I, LTD.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O INTERNATIONAL FUND SERVICES LIMITED
THIRD FL, BISHOP'S SQUARE REDMOND'S HILL

(Street)
DUBLIN L2 00000

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
HARBINGER CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
450 PARK AVENUE, 30TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
HARBINGER HOLDINGS, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
450 PARK AVENUE, 30TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
FALCONE PHILIP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
450 PARK AVENUE, 30TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. IMPORTANT NOTE: THE SECURITIES SET FORTH IN THIS REPORT ARE DIRECTLY BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY HARBINGER CAPITAL PARTNERS MASTER FUND I, LTD. (THE " MASTER FUND"). ALL OTHER REPORTING PERSONS ARE INCLUDED WITHIN THIS REPORT DUE TO THEIR AFFILIATION WITH THE MASTER FUND.
2. These securities reported herein (the "Shares") are owned by the Master Fund, which is a Reporting Person.
3. These Shares may be deemed to be indirectly beneficially owned by the following, each of whom is a Reporting Person: Harbinger Capital Partners LLC ("Harbinger LLC"), the investment manager of the Master Fund; Harbinger Holdings, LLC ("Harbinger Holdings"), the managing member of Harbinger LLC; and Philip Falcone, the managing member of Harbinger Holdings and the portfolio manager of the Master Fund.
4. Each Reporting Person listed in Footnote 3 disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares except to the extent of his or its pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that such Reporting Person is the beneficial owner of the Shares for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.
Remarks:
(+) The Reporting Person may be deemed to be a member of a "group" for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of any securities deemed to be owned by the group that are not directly owned by the Reporting Person. This report shall not be deemed an admission that such Reporting Person is a member of a group or the beneficial owner of any securities not directly owned by such Reporting Person.
Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. (+); By: Harbinger Capital Partners LLC; By: Harbinger Holdings, LLC, Managing Member; By: /s/ Philip Falcone 11/19/2009
Harbinger Capital Partners LLC (+); By: Harbinger Holdings, LLC, Managing Member; By: /s/ Philip Falcone 11/19/2009
Harbinger Holdings, LLC (+); By: /s/ Philip Falcone 11/19/2009
/s/ Philip Falcone 11/19/2009
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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