The Daily News is a daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It is one of the largest newspapers in the United States, with a circulation of more than 200,000 copies a day. In addition to news and features, the Daily News includes sports, classified ads, and comics. There are several ways to read the Daily News, including the print version, the interactive version, and the mobile edition. You can also share stories through email or by downloading the version for offline reading.
The Daily News has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes. Most recently, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Aside from the prestigious prize, the paper has been honored with other journalism awards, as well. They have also been named by the New York Times as the “high-minded” and the “flexibly centrist” alternative to the right-wing New York Post.
In 1919, Joseph Medill Patterson founded the New York Daily News. Over the next twenty years, the Daily News would grow into a large, successful newspaper. By the early 1940s, it had the largest circulation of any American daily newspaper. At its peak, the newspaper had a circulation of 2.4 million copies a day.
During its prime, the Daily News’s photo section was renowned for its lurid photographs, which attracted readers. For example, a reporter strapped a camera to his leg and took a photograph of an execution. This photo was titled “DEAD!”.
Throughout the twentieth century, the Daily News gained fame for its brawny coverage of crime. In 1947, the paper reached peak circulation at 2.4 million copies a day. However, in the 1970s, the newspaper began shifting. As a result, it lost its ability to hold the attention of the city with a single headline.
In the 1990s, the Daily News was bought by a company called Tronc. That company was owned by a media mogul, Mortimer B. Zuckerman. He bought the newspaper out of bankruptcy in 1993. Before his purchase, the Daily News had been in financial trouble for decades. Now, it was on the verge of closure.
Then, in 2017, Tribune Publishing purchased the Daily News for $1. When the paper finally became owned by Tribune, the newsroom was reduced in size. As a result, the paper’s staff was down to just half.
After the purchase of the newspaper, the Daily News started to shift its editorial stance. It became increasingly liberal in recent years. Yet, it has continued to provide strong local news coverage. On the other hand, the Daily News has been criticized for its moderate-to-liberal bias.
While the Death of the Daily News is a rich book, it offers a necessary analysis of what happens to a town when a local paper dies. It shows how some people are working to rebuild a new kind of local journalism. Ultimately, the book leaves the reader with hope that a newspaper can survive in the digital age.
As a writer with a background in national news and a love of local news, Andrew Conte has a unique vantage point. With his empathy and expertise, he provides a fresh take on the impact of losing a local newspaper. His work has been featured in the New York Times, POLITICO, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.