A daily news is an article or periodical that contains news, reports or commentaries. These publications are generally written to inform and entertain and may contain political commentary or opinion as well as factual information. They are generally considered to be reliable due to a reasonable fact check record. However, they often lean to the left in their editorial positions and use loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to support liberal causes. They are generally rated as Left-Center biased by Ad Fontes Media.
The New York Daily News was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States, launched in 1919. Originally named the Illustrated Daily News, it attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons and other entertainment features.
During the 1920s, the Daily News was at the forefront of investigative journalism. It exposed a variety of wrongdoing, from the Teapot Dome scandal to the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. The newspaper also devoted considerable attention to photography, becoming an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s and building a large staff of photographers.
In the 1980s, the Daily News shifted its focus to politics and rebranded itself as a moderately liberal alternative to the right-wing Post, which had been the dominant New York City paper for more than five decades. The News has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes, including one for its series of articles on the case of Abner Louima, a New York City resident sodomized and tortured by police officers that it left him comatose.
More recently, the News has criticized the Bush administration, but has supported Democratic candidates for president. It has also supported many progressive causes, including abolition of the death penalty and abortion rights, and has taken strong stands on gun control.
In 2022, the newspaper’s parent company was acquired by cost-slashing hedge fund Alden Global Capital, which merged it with its other newspapers into Digital First Media. Since then, the Daily News has struggled to maintain its market share and reputation.
The Yale Daily News, the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper, has been published every weekday when the University is in session for over 130 years. It is the primary source of news and debate at Yale, and its student editors and writers have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life. These include William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Strobe Talbott, Sargent Shriver, and Calvin Trillin, as well as numerous other members of the New York Times staff.
As local newsrooms close and the number of journalists declines across the country, this book is an important reminder that there are still ways to preserve local journalism. It is a fascinating and uplifting read, as much about what happens after a newspaper dies as it is about the efforts to bring it back to life.