The Daily News – An Anatomy of What Happens When a Newspaper Dies

A lifeline for communities that have lost, or are in danger of losing, their local papers. In the evocative city of McKeesport in southwestern Pennsylvania, the death of the Daily News was a blow to residents struggling to make sense of their town and to separate fact from gossip – and to reclaim a sense of control over their lives. In this rich, fascinating, and deeply necessary anatomy of what happens when a newspaper dies, Andrew Conte offers a blueprint for what it takes to build a new kind of journalism in the digital age.

In the 1920s, when the Daily News ruled the tabloid world, the paper emphasized scandalous stories such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue like the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. It was also one of the first newspapers to use wirephoto and to develop a large staff of photographers. At its peak, the newspaper had a circulation of over 200,000 and was one of the best-selling newspapers in America.

Throughout its history, the Daily News has been owned by many different companies and has a reputation for being a left-leaning paper. Its current owner, Tronc, is a Chicago-based media company that acquired the Daily News in 2017 for $1 and assumed all of its liabilities.

The Daily News covers national and local news, New York exclusives and politics, plus celebrity gossip, sports and more. The Daily News app is the best place to get all of your news and information in one convenient location. Easily read the news on your computer or mobile device and share stories with friends.

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The Daily News is the most widely read English daily newspaper in South Africa. It is tailor-made for the time challenged, rush hour reader who wants accessible news conveniently packaged for easy consumption. The Daily News includes an intense city news section, classified ads, comics and a range of other sections. It is known for its strong editorial content and often provokes public debate. It has a high profile in the city and is widely considered to be one of the most influential newspapers in the country.