The Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. It is the first American tabloid and reached its peak circulation in 1947 at 2.4 million copies a day, making it the largest-circulated newspaper in the United States until the New York Times surpassed it in the 1950s.
In the 1920s, the paper was known for its lurid photographs, sensational coverage of crime and scandal, comics, classified ads, and other entertainment features. The paper was also a pioneer of wirephotography and became an early user of the Associated Press system.
Long a rival to the New York Post, the Daily News maintained its popularity for many decades, although its circulation has largely diminished from its heyday. By the 1990s, however, its editorial stance had shifted to a “flexibly centrist” position.
Its newsrooms were situated in a variety of buildings around Manhattan, including 450 West 33rd Street in the former Daily News Building, built by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and designed to reflect the style of New York’s Gilded Age. The News Building still stands on the site of its old headquarters, and the former paper’s television station, WPIX (channel 11), is still located in it.
Today’s Daily News, with its emphasis on local news and sports, is a different newspaper than the one that was founded in 1919. It is now owned by Mortimer B. Zuckerman and has a circulation of about 200,000, much less than it once was.
The paper’s business model is centered on subscriptions, which it offers through a combination of print and digital editions. Subscribers can read the entire newspaper on a computer or mobile device, and they can share their favorite articles with others through email.
Despite the decline in circulation, the Daily News remains a top-selling newspaper in the country, and it has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes. Among its more notable coverage is its investigative reporting on the Teapot Dome Scandal and Wallis Simpson’s abdication in 1936.
Great Lakes Daily News, formerly GLIN Daily News, is an online collection of news articles on regional issues from professional media outlets in the United States and Canada. It is curated by the Great Lakes Commission staff and published each day.
The service is free of charge and can be accessed from any computer or smartphone, anywhere in the world. Thousands of news stories are posted daily, and users can browse and search by topic, or filter by region, language, date, etc. The website also includes a number of resources to help readers learn more about the issues they are interested in.