The Daily News
The Daily News is a tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News and was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. It reached its peak circulation in 1947. Today, it is the eleventh-highest circulated newspaper in the United States. The News features intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, comics, a sports section and an opinion section. The newspaper has a long tradition of investigative journalism, including exposing corrupt public officials and publishing the names of suspected criminals. The News is owned by Tronc, Inc., the parent company of Tribune Publishing.
The newspaper’s editorial stance has varied over the years, but it has traditionally been a centrist paper with a liberal-leaning, populist legacy. In the 1940s, it supported isolationism during World War II, and in the 1960s, it moved to a more conservative populist stance. In the 1970s, it became more moderately liberal, and in the 1990s, it began to move away from its populist roots.
In the 21st century, the News has struggled to compete with its sensational rival, the New York Post, and has suffered declining circulation. In the 2000s, it was owned by Mortimer B. Zuckerman and had a staff of more than 2,000. The News occupied its headquarters at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, and which was the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films.
After the News moved to 450 West 33rd Street (also known as Manhattan West) in 1995, the 42nd Street building was renamed the Daily News Building. It is now home to the headquarters of the Associated Press.
Aside from the News’ strong local news presence, its online edition is one of the most popular and best-read in the world. Its online version is free to access, but users must pay for a subscription to receive the newspaper in print or on a tablet.
Among its popular sections, the Daily News features the New Yorkers of the Year awards. These are awarded to people who have made significant contributions to society, either in a specific field or in the community as a whole. The recipients of the awards are chosen by a panel of judges from different fields.
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