The Daily News is a morning newspaper published in New York City. Previously called the Illustrated Daily News, it was founded in 1919 and has been a daily since that time. Today, the Daily News is owned by Tribune Publishing, a company that is based in Chicago.
The Daily News has won numerous awards for its coverage of crime and politics, as well as its comics and opinion formers. It has also been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2017.
In the early 20th century, the Daily News became the first successful tabloid in the United States. By the mid-1940s, it had a circulation of more than 1.5 million copies a day. At the time, the newspaper had a strong focus on social intrigue and political wrongdoing. This, along with its lurid photographs and cartoons, attracted readers. In addition, the Daily News became an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service.
With the outbreak of World War II, the paper emphasized isolationism. In 1947, the circulation had reached 2.4 million copies a day. Although the paper had a reputation for being conservative, it espoused moderate, liberal viewpoints. During this time, the Daily News was not able to hold the attention of the city with a single headline.
In the 1970s, the Daily News began shifting its focus. A number of reporters, including legendary boxing writer Jimmy Cannon and the legendary Dick Young, sat on a wooden bench. They were uncertain about whether they would be working in the future. However, the Daily News remained one of the country’s top-selling newspapers.
After a period of financial difficulty, the Daily News sold out to a company named Tronc. Tronc agreed to pay $1 for the Daily News. Afterward, the paper’s circulation dipped, but it was still the leading circulation newspaper in the nation. Eventually, the Daily News was purchased by the company’s chairman, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, in 1993.
Following the purchase, the Daily News underwent a name change. The Daily News moved from Jersey City to Lower Manhattan, where the newsroom was located at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue. Several years later, the newsroom relocated to another location on West 33rd Street.
When the Daily News moved to its current headquarters, the newsroom was still known as the “Daily News Building.” The building was a landmark in the city and served as the model for the Daily Planet in the Superman films.
The Daily News has also been a model for other newsrooms. For example, when the paper was acquired by Tronc, a group of workers started a campaign to save the paper. As part of this campaign, the newsroom was reduced to half its previous size.
Today, the Daily News remains a leading publication, publishing more than 200,000 editions every week. The paper’s website offers users a range of interactive features, including an online forum and a digital replica of the print newspaper. Users can also download an electronic version for offline reading.