Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News and was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. The News grew to become one of the most popular newspapers in the United States during the 1920s. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and entertainment and sports features. The paper was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s, and developed a large staff of photographers.
Today, the News is based at 450 West 33rd Street in Manhattan (as part of the complex known as 5 Manhattan West), but until 1995 its main office was at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue. Designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, the 42nd Street building was an official city and national landmark, and its iconic facade was used as the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The News also built a radio station and television station in the building, which was acquired by Tribune in 1948 and later became WPIX-TV and then WFAN-FM.
The Daily News is the largest urban daily newspaper in the United States, with a circulation of more than two million copies. It is a member of the New York Times Company, and its flagship publication is the New York edition, which has been called “the newspaper of record in the world’s greatest city”. In addition to its metropolitan news coverage, the paper has local sections for Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx; extensive celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, and a comprehensive sports section. It is also a leading publisher of children’s books and has a large travel and restaurant section.
In addition to its flagship daily newspaper, the Daily News publishes several special issues each year, including a Yale-Harvard game day issue, a commencement issue and a first-year issue. The News also produces a weekly newsmagazine and several digital-only special editions for AAPI, Indigenous and Black students in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.
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