The New York Daily News is a morning daily tabloid newspaper in New York City. It has a circulation of over 200,000 copies. In recent years, its editorial stance has become moderate to liberal. This is the result of the recent merger with Tribune Publishing, which also owns the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Since its founding in 1919, the New York Daily News has been a pioneer in the tabloid format. The paper has won several awards for its news coverage and feature writing. Besides its extensive sports section, the paper also features prominent photographs, such as those of celebrities.
For many decades, the paper was the largest circulated in the United States. During the 1930s, the paper was known for its sensational coverage of crime. During the 1940s and 1950s, the paper espoused a conservative populist agenda. At one point, the newspaper’s circulation reached 2.4 million copies a day.
But in recent years, the Daily News has faced financial challenges. In the 1990s, the paper was placed in bankruptcy. Later, it was purchased by Tronc, a media company based in Chicago. The company’s management slashed its newsroom staff in half. And then, in 2017, the paper was sold to Tribune Publishing for $1. However, the paper’s future is uncertain.
As the former owner of the paper, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, is now a real estate developer in New York. His wife, Jane, was a reporter at the Daily News. She wrote a column for the paper’s opinion section. Some of her students went on to successful careers in journalism.
Despite these difficulties, the Daily News has continued to provide strong local news coverage. They have also won awards for their commentary and feature writing. They also maintain local bureaus in Brooklyn and Queens.
The Daily News’s mission is to provide a voice for the voiceless. They have also won 11 Pulitzer Prizes. Despite all of this, the paper’s circulation has steadily decreased. Currently, it only has a circulation of over 200,000. Nevertheless, the Daily News has given its readers hope that their local paper will survive in a world dominated by technology.
Until recently, the Daily News had a bustling newsroom. Many journalists were employed there, and a few even sat on a bench. When the paper moved to a new location, these journalists were left uncertain about their jobs. One of these was the paper’s legendary boxing writer, Jimmy Cannon. Another was Dick Young, a former reporter who sat on the bench when it was moved to another location.
With the onset of the Internet and the proliferation of social media, there has been a drastic disruption of American journalism. Throughout the book, the author shows how local news can survive in a changing environment. Even though the Daily News is no longer able to hold the city’s attention with one headline, they are trying to find new ways to cover local news.