The Daily News
Founded in 1919, The Daily News was one of the first tabloid newspapers in the United States. The paper was initially called the Illustrated Daily News and was published by the Tribune Company of Chicago. After several months, the name was changed to The Daily News. The paper attracted readers with lurid photographs and sensational coverage of crime. Its peak circulation was 2.4 million copies a day.
The Daily News was the first newspaper in the United States to be published in a tabloid format. Throughout the 1920s, the paper emphasized social intrigue and political wrongdoing. The newspaper was also one of the first newspapers to use the Associated Press wirephoto service. In the 1930s, the paper’s newsroom straddled the railroad tracks that ran into Pennsylvania Station. The paper’s first editor was W.H. Brandish.
The Daily News was also one of the first newspapers to use cartoons and classified ads. It developed a large staff of photographers. It also won multiple awards for its photography and advertising. It was the model for a tabloid that appeared in the 1994 movie, “The Paper”.
The Daily News’s circulation has dropped from a peak of 2.4 million copies a day in 1947 to about 200,000 by 2016. The paper has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes for reporting and commentary. Its website is one of the most comprehensive news sites on the Internet. Its interactive edition offers a wide range of features that allow users to share stories via email and other platforms. The paper is also available in digital formats, including an interactive edition that allows users to swipe through pages and share stories.
In 1993, the Daily News was bought by media mogul Mortimer B. Zuckerman. The paper had been in financial trouble for decades. In the end, the paper was sold to the Chicago-based media company Tronc for one cent. Tronc agreed to assume all of the paper’s liabilities. The Daily News went on to become the first newspaper in the world to be published in a digital format.
When The Daily News moved in the mid-1970s, many of its mainstays sat on a bench. The bench was moving from the newspaper’s former headquarters on East 42nd Street to its new headquarters on West 33rd Street. Among those who sat on the bench were legendary boxing writer Jimmy Cannon and former Daily News reporter Dick Young. After the move, Cannon said he thought that the newspaper might have a future newsroom.
The Daily News is currently owned by the Chicago-based media company Tronc. The newspaper has also been owned by the media company Johnson Newspaper Corp. The Daily News covers New York state and the Hudson Valley. The paper also produces niche publications dedicated to local business and agriculture.
The Daily News is considered to be one of the most popular newspapers in the United States. It has been a fixture in the New York area for more than a century. It is currently published in Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Newark, NJ, as well as in Genesee, Wyoming, and Orleans counties. The Daily News also maintains bureaus in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.