The New York Daily News
The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1919. It is currently owned by tronc, the publishing operations of the Tribune Company, and is headquartered at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. It is the ninth most widely circulated newspaper in the United States. The paper has a reputation for a more moderate-to-liberal bias, often contrasted with its crosstown rival, the right-leaning New York Post. The editorial stance of the Daily News has varied over the years, from a staunchly Republican newspaper during World War II to one that espoused conservative populism in the 1980s. In recent times it has leaned more to the left, and is now seen as an alternative to the Post rather than a direct competitor with the Times.
This newspaper has a reputation for being a legitimate and trusted news source. Though the DN has its shortcomings (like all tabloids it tends to go for bold headlines over calm facts and frequently takes on crusades that probably aren’t helpful in maintaining a reputation for objectivity), the paper does report the news fairly, and publishes corrections when it makes mistakes.
It also does a good job of reporting on the city’s diverse population and includes stories that would otherwise not be reported in other papers. This makes it a great choice for people who are interested in learning more about the unique aspects of New York City.
The Daily News has an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, which indicates that the paper’s political leanings are more in line with liberal and progressive thought and policy. In addition to its regular weekly print edition, the New York Daily News is available online and on mobile devices. The Daily News also publishes several other products, including the IPO Daily NewsTM, which provides summaries of patent and trademark opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and wire service stories about selected IP cases.
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