Founded in 1919, The Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper to be successful in the U.S. Its success was based on its coverage of crime and corruption. The paper also had a strong sports section.
The Daily News was based in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 1930, it had circulation of 1.5 million copies a day. In the 1940s, it began to espouse conservative populism. By the 1960s, it had circulation of two million copies a day. But it was still considered a tabloid, with four columns rather than the six columns that exist today. It had a strong focus on photography, and its readers were attracted by the lurid photographs and sensational crime coverage.
In 1970, the Daily News began shifting its focus. The paper no longer had the power to hold the city’s attention with a single headline. In the 1970s, it began to eschew a conservative focus in favor of a more moderate approach. After a period of financial trouble, the Daily News was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Tronc agreed to pay $1 for the Daily News. In exchange, Tronc agreed to assume all the paper’s liabilities. It also closed four other Tribune newspapers.
After Tronc’s purchase of The Daily News, it began to slash its newsroom staff. The newspaper was printed every day, except for Sunday. However, in the mid-1970s, it began to shift away from its morning print schedule. Instead, it was published afternoons. This resulted in the newspaper having a circulation of about 200,000 by 2016.
In 2017, the Daily News was purchased by Tribune Publishing, which was a subsidiary of Alden Global Capital. Alden owns nearly one-third of the publicly traded Tribune Publishing shares. It is also the owner of the New York Daily News.
The Daily News has won numerous awards for its writing, photography, and advertising. It is a popular news source in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It also offers an interactive edition for those who prefer a digital version of the paper. Users can swipe between pages, download editions for offline reading, and share stories through email.
In 2017, The Daily News won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. It also received several other awards for commentary, feature writing, and photography. Its coverage of the recent elections has been well received by voters. The newspaper has also endorsed Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in recent elections.
The Daily News, like other media companies, has been grappling with financial issues. Tribune Publishing has since imposed pay cuts and furloughs. However, the Daily News remains one of the most successful newspapers in the United States. It has an interactive edition on computers and mobile devices that allows users to swipe between pages, download editions for offline use, and share stories through email.
The Daily News has had a long history of providing comfort to the voiceless. From its early days, it was considered a brawny metro tabloid, with sensational crime coverage and lurid photographs. It also emphasized political wrongdoing and social intrigue. It was also the model for a fictional tabloid, depicted in the 1994 movie “The Paper.”
The Daily News continues to be a strong news source, with a focus on local news coverage. The newspaper has local bureaus in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn Heights. It also produces niche publications focused on local agriculture.