The Daily News

Founded in 1919, the Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper that is known for its bold journalism, commitment to New York City, and engaging storytelling. It covers breaking news, politics, sports, entertainment and culture, and more. The Daily News is a division of Tribune Publishing.

During its first few years, the Daily News was a failure, but it soon found traction among commuters on the subway system. Its smaller tabloid size made it easier to handle and navigate during busy commutes. It also attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and entertainment features such as reader contests and cartoon strips. The newspaper reached its peak circulation in 1947.

The newspaper diversified its content in the 1950s, when it launched the nationally syndicated Ed Sullivan Show and began to employ a full staff of photojournalists. In the 1960s, the Daily News began to cover local political news, a departure from its sensational tabloid roots. The Daily News was also one of the early users of AP wirephoto and an innovator in photography techniques. Its success continued into the mid-century, when it competed with its rival, the New York Post.

In the 1970s, the Daily News covered local and national political events, as well as business and sports. It also featured columnists such as Jimmy Breslin, Mike Lupica, and Rex Reed. The newspaper’s Sunday edition was especially popular during this time, featuring articles on the city’s various boroughs and its various sports teams.

By the late 1990s, the newspaper’s circulation had dwindled. In 1991, controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell purchased the newspaper. Maxwell’s purchase of the Daily News prompted a bidding war with Mort Zuckerman, owner of The Atlantic. In the end, Maxwell sold the newspaper to Zuckerman for $36 million.

Zuckerman took big steps to revamp the Daily News and reposition it as a serious tabloid. He invested $60 million towards color presses, enabling the newspaper to match the visual quality of USA Today, the largest newspaper in the United States at the time. He also hired a number of top editorial talent and introduced a more conservative political slant to the newspaper.

Although the Daily News is no longer the largest newspaper in the United States, it remains a reliable source of news for New York City residents. It is particularly useful for those who want to stay on top of local sports and political news. However, the newspaper is not as reliable for those who are looking for national or international news. Its reputation as a bold and outspoken muckraker has not gone away, but it has shifted its focus. This change has helped to improve the overall quality of the Daily News. This has resulted in improved ratings for the newspaper.