The Daily News at 4 New York Plaza, New York, Closes Its Newsroom
The newspaper that proclaimed to be “the most important and powerful tabloid in America” has closed its newsroom. Tribune Publishing, the Chicago newspaper chain that owns The News and several other papers, notified employees on Wednesday that they would no longer work out of the 4 New York Plaza building in downtown Manhattan. The move was made even though the paper is still in print and carries a large and growing digital audience. During a conference call with workers, editor in chief Robert York said there would probably be a future for The Daily News but it was not clear what form it might take.
Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, the newspaper was one of the first tabloids published in the United States and reached its peak circulation in 1947. The paper was also a pioneer in color photography and won eleven Pulitzer Prizes.
In recent years, the paper suffered declining revenue as readers shifted from print to digital subscriptions. In 2017 it cut its staff by more than a third and lost its top editor, Jim Rich, who had reinvigorated The Daily News as an anti-Trump answer to The New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch. The paper also had a shaky financial foundation, and in 2018 its owner, real estate developer Mortimer Zuckerman, sold it to Tribune Publishing for $1.
The Daily News is known for its intense city news coverage and its celebrity gossip section, but it also has national and local politics and a strong opinion section. The paper has a reputation for factual reporting, but it has a firm left-center editorial bias.
Several former Daily News writers have gone on to careers in television and radio. They include William F. Buckley, John Hersey, Lan Samantha Chang, Sargent Shriver, Strobe Talbott, Calvin Trillin, and Garry Trudeau.
Yale Daily News Historical Archive
The Yale Daily News is a student-run, daily newspaper at Yale University in the United States. The paper is the oldest college newspaper in the country and has produced many prominent alumni in journalism and public service. In addition to its regular content, the Yale Daily News publishes special collections and events on topics of particular interest.
It features extensive local business information, drawn each day from public records and other sources, such as lawsuits, court action, corporate charters, deeds, tax liens, and utility connections. Its coverage is especially helpful in areas where no other source provides similar data.
The newspaper was formerly headquartered at 220 East 42nd Street, an official city and national landmark designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and used as the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The paper moved to its current location on West 33rd Street (also known as Manhattan West) in 1995. A famous bench in the lobby of the News Building was occupied by such legendary Daily News figures as Dick Young, Jimmy Cannon, and Bill Gallo.