The Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper in New York City. The paper, founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson and a subsidiary of the Tribune Company, was the first American daily printed in tabloid format, and at its peak circulation topped 2.4 million copies a day. Its sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence – illustrated by lurid photographs – and its comics and other entertainment features made it a popular newspaper throughout the world. The paper also published intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, and a sports section.
The New York Daily News has been a major source of political analysis in the United States since its founding as the Illustrated Daily News in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, a publisher for the Tribune Company of Chicago. The Daily News grew to become one of the largest newspapers in the nation, and, despite a long-running circulation battle with its rival the Post, was renowned for its high quality of journalism and a liberal editorial stance.
In 1948, the Daily News established WPIX, a television station whose call letters were based on its nickname, and later bought what became WFAN-FM, an FM simulcast of its AM namesake. Both the TV and radio stations remain in the former Daily News building, which is a registered historic landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and was featured as the headquarters of the fictional Daily Planet in the first two Superman films.
During the early part of the 21st century, the newspaper struggled financially and suffered from declining circulation, but it continued to publish strong local news coverage and sports coverage, as well as its signature columns and opinion pieces. In 2017, it was announced that Zuckerman would sell the newspaper to Tronc, a media company headquartered in Chicago, for $1.
IAS GYAN’s Daily Current Affairs page aims to provide comprehensive coverage of important developments in India and the world. It includes updates on the stock market, GDP growth, inflation and government policies aimed at economic development like Make in India, Digital India, Start-up India and more. The page also covers the latest in Science and Technology including space exploration, medical research and innovations in renewable energy.
In addition, the page provides detailed coverage of important international relations and key personalities in the news. It also includes important updates on national security, defence and foreign policy. Aspirants can test their understanding of the latest developments by taking our daily Current Affairs quiz, which will help them identify areas where they need to improve. This will help them prepare better for the UPSC Civil Services Examination in a more effective manner.