When it was launched in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper published in the United States. At its height, the publication had a circulation of about 1.5 million. Today, the Daily News is a newspaper that focuses on local news and sports. It is published in English and has an online version that is available on desktops and mobile devices. Its interactive edition provides an enhanced reading experience.
The Daily News was also a pioneer in using the Associated Press wirephoto service. The paper had a number of notable journalistic giants working in its newsroom. The New York Daily News was known for its cartoons, lurid photos and sensational crime coverage. Its popularity grew during the 1920s, when the United States was on the verge of war with Germany. It found a slew of subjects for stories during this time.
In 1993, the Daily News was purchased by real estate mogul Mortimer B. Zuckerman. He is a former chairman and copublisher of the newspaper. In 2017, the newspaper was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. The company bought the Daily News out of bankruptcy for $1.
The Daily News has a long history as one of the country’s top-selling newspapers. It has also won a number of awards. In 2017, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. It is the ninth-largest-selling daily newspaper in the United States. It publishes newspapers, magazines, online articles, classified advertisements, and other news and information. It has local bureaus in New York City, Brooklyn, and Queens. The newspaper prints about 200,000 copies a day.
In its early days, the New York Daily News was a strong competitor with the right-leaning New York Post. It had a large staff of photographers and a reputation for sensational crime and social intrigue. It was a brawny metro tabloid, and its name was a combination of the words “Daily” and “News.”
In the 1960s, the Daily News became a staunch conservative paper. During that period, the paper espoused the causes of isolationism and conservative populism. It was also a supporter of the Republican Party, and it remained a right-leaning publication for many decades.
In the 1990s, the newspaper suffered through a series of financial troubles. Its headquarters were in Jersey City, NJ. But after a series of layoffs, the newspaper became owned by the MediaNews Group, which was run by the Alden Global Capital group. In addition, the paper began to lose its circulation. When the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2009, some of the journalists at the Daily News were able to cover it from remote locations. However, it was unclear whether the paper would survive. In 2016, the Daily News had a circulation of about 200,000.
The Daily News has also earned a number of accolades for its journalism. For instance, it was the model for the tabloid in the 1994 movie, “The Paper.” A few of its mainstays, including Jimmy Cannon and Dick Young, sat on a wooden bench that is now in the lobby of the Daily News building.