The Daily News
Daily News is an American newspaper that covers national and international affairs. It was founded in 1919, and is known for its sensational coverage of crime, scandal, violence, and lurid photographs. It was the first tabloid newspaper to become profitable, and in 1929 it became the largest circulation paper in the United States. It is currently owned by Tribune Publishing, now called Tronc, and is based in New York City.
During its early years, the paper focused on lurid, celebrity-focused crime stories and scandals, but in later decades its editorial stance shifted to a moderate-to-liberal bias, often in contrast with the right-wing New York Post. It is sometimes referred to as the “People’s Paper” due to its popularity among working-class readers.
It is a daily newspaper, published on weekdays during the academic year (Monday through Friday). The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. Its staff and writers have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Garry Trudeau, and others.
Despite its many financial problems, the paper continues to publish and win awards. In 2017 it won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, sharing it with ProPublica for uncovering New York police abuses of eviction rules. It is one of only four newspapers to have won a Pulitzer in the history of the award.
The paper is a major source of local news for Brooklyn and Queens, as well as for Lower Manhattan. Its obituaries section is also nationally known.
In a city where most people get their news from television and the Internet, the daily newspaper remains an important part of the local scene. Founded in 1919, it was the first newspaper to use the tabloid format. Initially, it focused on sensational stories of crime and corruption and featured lurid photos and cartoons. Later, it grew to include political and social commentary.
A hedge fund backed by the city’s mayor has a big stake in Tribune Publishing and is making a play for the company. Shareholders are set to vote next week on a plan by Alden Global Capital to take over the newspaper chain and its 92 publications, including the Daily News.
The company is attempting to cut costs and slash jobs as it faces declining revenue. It is also fighting a unionization drive led by the NewsGuild of New York, which represents some of its journalists. The move comes amid a roiling debate over the future of the American media.