The Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 and based in New York City. It was the first successful U.S. daily to be printed in tabloid format, and at its peak circulation in 1947 it was the ninth most widely read newspaper in the United States. It is also known for its photography and terse, eye-catching headlines. It has won several Pulitzer Prizes and is the originator of the tabloid genre. The News has long feuded with its rival, the New York Post. In 1982 and again in 1991 it was nearly put out of business by newspaper strikes. It was saved in both instances by a benefactor, Robert Maxwell, who died soon afterwards, sending the paper into bankruptcy. It was bought by Mortimer Zuckerman in 1993, who later sold it to Tribune Publishing, which was renamed Tronc in 2017.
In its 20th century heyday, the paper was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived on scoops and scandal. It was the inspiration for the Daily Planet in the Superman movies, and its News Building served as a stand-in for the fictional facility. In its modern incarnation, the newspaper has won numerous awards for its editorial writing and is an influential political player in the New York metropolitan area.
In recent years, the newspaper has been struggling with declining revenue and has cut jobs at its flagship newsroom in Lower Manhattan. In a memo to staff, the executive editor and general manager said the paper would shift its coverage priorities toward producing more local content about issues impacting New York City. They credited support for this strategy from the newspaper’s new owners, hedge fund Alden Global Capital, which was purchased by Tribune Publishing in 2017 for $1.
Ad Fontes Media rates the Daily News as Skewed Left in terms of bias and Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Its online version is free to access and features a mix of national and local news, sports, entertainment, and opinion. It also includes large photographs, classified ads, comic strips and a robust local section.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper, serving the campus community of Yale University and New Haven, Connecticut. The News’ award-winning writers and columnists cover breaking news, national and local politics, and New York City exclusives. Readers can also enjoy news of the Yankees, Mets and Giants, as well as celebrity gossip and lifestyle stories.
The News is available for mobile devices and offers print and digital subscriptions. Its website includes an archive of past editions, and its app provides users with a variety of reading options including the ability to bookmark and share articles. It has also been optimized for offline reading, allowing users to download the paper and select individual sections or pages for easy reading on the go. The newspaper also publishes special issues throughout the year, such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day issue, the Commencement issue and the First Year Issue.