The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper published in the city of New York, in the United States. It is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in the country and has been a major contributor to the city’s history of sensational journalism. It was founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News and, in 1929, became the first successful daily printed in tabloid format in the United States. It became known for its lurid photographs, sensational reporting of crime and scandal, and cartoons.
The newspaper’s editorial stance has been described as “flexibly centrist”, with a “high-minded, if populist, legacy”. During the 1920s and 1930s the paper was strongly opposed to the growing isolationism of its rival, the New York Post; in the 1940s it adopted a more conservative populist stance and by the 1960s had become one of the most prominent Democratic newspapers in the country. Since then, it has leaned more toward the center and in the early 1980s became a staunch supporter of President Ronald Reagan’s policies.
By 2017, the newspaper had fallen in circulation and was acquired by Tronc, a media company that was seeking to revive the once-powerful tabloid’s fortunes. The current editor-in-chief is Andrew Julien, who took over the role in September 2016.
Many of these channels use multiple revenue streams to sustain their operations. The largest single source of revenue is Patreon, which is used by 66% of the most popular YouTube news channels that accept donations. YouTube’s own donation service is used by 25% of these channels, while 14% of them utilize other services like GoFundMe and Bitcoin.
For many of the channels we examined, Trump is an ongoing topic of discussion. He was mentioned in 28% of the videos we analyzed, and his name was included in the titles of 12% of the videos. This is higher than the rate for independent channels, which featured Trump in just 6% of their videos. Nonetheless, these channels are still more likely to feature positive content than negative content.
As a result, these channels are able to continue producing quality news content and providing a vital service for their communities, even as the industry faces significant challenges. As the number of ‘news deserts’ continues to grow, it is crucial that these channels remain available for those who need them. Thankfully, they’re working hard to do just that.