The Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 and headquartered in New York City. It was the first tabloid in the United States, and at one time had the highest circulation of any newspaper in the world. The News attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs and entertainment features. It was also known for its editorial stance. The News supported isolationism in the early stages of World War II, but began shifting its stance from conservative populism to a centrist, moderately liberal approach during the 1970s. The Daily News is a member of the News Corp family, which includes The New York Post and other newspapers.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of printed issues of the newspaper from the years 1878-1996. The archive is open to the public and is available via a Web interface. The archive is hosted by the Yale University Library.
Daily News consists of the News-2-You weekly newspaper and Breaking News stories. News-2-You helps students with diverse needs connect to events of the day, week and month through news and current event articles. The Breaking News stories provide opportunities for students to read interesting informational text that supports reading standards related to reading nonfiction.
In addition to the regular News-2-You newspaper, Daily News also provides local and national news and sports through its Online editions. The Daily News Online focuses on breaking news, feature stories and a variety of multimedia options, including video, audio and photos.
The newspaper’s editorial stance is moderately liberal to progressive, and its political coverage is highly skeptical of government programs, particularly those funded by the federal budget. In addition, the paper carries out investigative reporting on government waste and abuse of power.
Unlike the more sophisticated New York Times, which was established in 1855, the Daily News was started as a daily tabloid in 1919. The newspaper was a pioneer in the use of photographic images for journalism, and became one of the most popular in America, reaching its peak circulation at over 2.4 million copies per day in 1947.
As the newspaper moved from print to digital publication, it adapted its website in the style of its traditional counterpart, integrating a tablet-friendly interface and a more extensive array of news and entertainment features. The Daily News continues to publish an intense city news section, celebrity gossip and classified ads, as well as a number of comics and a sports section. The newspaper’s digital editions have received positive reviews, especially for their interactive features, such as the ability to enlarge type with a tap of the finger and to jump instantly from one story to another on a page. The eEdition app also has the ability to share content on social media. However, the News’s website has been criticized for being unintuitive, with numerous pop up ads and redirections.