The Daily News has been a fixture in New York City for more than a century. It has given voice to those who have been ignored by the mainstream media. In its heyday, it was a brawny metro tabloid. But in recent years, the paper has been struggling financially, which has led to cuts and furloughs. However, the newspaper’s mission remains: to chronicle the life of New York.
In its early days, the Daily News was known for its photographs and cartoons. The publication also covered sports, crime, and opinion. For a while, it boasted the largest circulation in the United States. By 1947, the circulation had reached two million copies a day, making it one of the country’s top newspapers.
Over the decades, the Daily News has been a staunch Republican paper. During World War II, it supported isolationism. When a coronavirus outbreak hit New York City, many Daily News journalists worked remotely. And in the 1960s, the paper was a major player in the anti-apartheid movement.
After a number of ownership changes, the newspaper became the property of Tribune Publishing. As a result, the newsroom was cut in half. This meant that the newsroom was no longer able to keep New York City’s attention with a single headline.
The Daily News is a morning daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. Today, it is owned by Tribune Publishing, and its circulation has decreased to less than 200,000. Despite the paper’s problems, it has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes. One of its prizes was the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Earlier this year, the paper was purchased by Chicago-based media company Tronc for a little over $1. The deal was made to save the paper from bankruptcy. Before the pandemic, the newspaper offered buyouts to employees. They also started campaigns to keep their publications alive.
Now, the Daily News is in a state of transition, and employees have until October 30 to retrieve their belongings. In the meantime, the newsroom is still equipped with a four-faced clock. Users can download editions for reading on computers and mobile devices. Among the newspaper’s new digital features is a downloadable interactive edition, which provides users with an enhanced reading experience.
Previously, the Daily News was one of the most read newspapers in the world. Even after it was bought by Tribune, it continued to maintain a strong local news coverage. Through its investigative reporting, the Daily News was a leader in breaking stories about corruption and crime.
It was a model for the Los Angeles Mirror and the Daily Planet, the tabloids that popped up in Superman films. The Daily News was famous for its photographs, which included big pictures of breaking news. Eventually, the Daily News moved to a building at 220 East 42nd Street in Manhattan West. Across the street was another former Daily News building, now the world headquarters of the Associated Press.
With an abundance of local and national news outlets available, the daily paper no longer has the resources it once did. Andrew Conte explores this problem in his book Death of the Daily News: How a Town Recovers From a Newspaper’s End. He offers his own personal view of the societal impacts of news deserts, which are a growing problem in America.