The Daily News
The Daily News is a newspaper published in New York City, United States. Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, it was the first American daily printed in tabloid format and reached its peak circulation in 1947. It is currently owned by Tronc, the publishing operations of the Tribune Company, and is headquartered in New York City. The News is known for its sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence and for its lurid photographs. It has also been a leader in sports journalism and has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes.
The News has a relatively high AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, meaning that the paper leans strongly in favor of liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and policy agendas. It is often contrasted with the more conservative New York Post.
In the 1920s, as a daily tabloid, the News was especially popular with young women who enjoyed its racy articles and lurid photographs. The newspaper found abundant subject matter in sex crimes, political wrongdoing (such as the Teapot Dome scandal) and social intrigue (the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication). The Daily News was also an early user of wirephoto and developed a large staff of photographers.
Today, the New York Daily News is one of America’s largest newspapers, with a circulation of about 200,000 and a website with a global audience. The News maintains local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island, as well as offices within City Hall and at other state and federal courthouses in the region.
It has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes and is regarded as one of the most influential newspapers in the world. Its editorial page has long been a major forum for controversial views and often takes on powerful interests, including the city’s power brokers, the state’s governors, mayors and legislators.
From 1929 to 1995, the News was based in 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It later moved to 450 West 33rd Street (also called 5 Manhattan West) and is now the world headquarters of the Associated Press. The 42nd Street building was used as the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The former News subsidiary WPIX-TV remains in the building. The News also once had a radio station, now known as WFAN-AM.