Founded in 1919, the Daily News was one of America’s first successful tabloid newspapers. The paper attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and comics and other entertainment features. Eventually, the Daily News became one of the country’s top selling daily papers. In the early 21st century, it was locked in a circulation battle with its even more sensational rival, The New York Post.
In 1948 the Daily News established WPIX-TV, whose call letters were derived from its nickname of “New York’s picture newspaper.” The station continues to operate out of the former Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was also the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films.
After decades of declining revenue, the Daily News was bought out of bankruptcy by real estate developer and media mogul Mortimer B. Zuckerman in 1993, and later sold to Tribune Publishing (later Tronc) in 2017. Its renowned newsroom is still located at the company’s headquarters on 450 West 33rd Street (also known as Manhattan West), where a four-faced clock inscribed with the words “The Daily News” adorns the lobby.
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The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized copies of the Yale Daily News, a student newspaper published at Yale University from 1878 to 2013. The archive is available to the general public and includes more than 140 years of YDN reporting. The archive is an essential source of information about Yale, its students, alumni and staff.
The Great Lakes Daily News, formerly GLIN Daily News, is a collection of news articles about the Great Lakes region curated by the staff of the Great Lakes Commission. It is delivered by email daily to subscribers. This valuable service allows the Great Lakes community to keep up to date on important regional news and issues.