The Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 and based in New York City. It is one of the most widely distributed newspapers in the United States, with a circulation of over 2.4 million daily copies as of 2019. It was once the largest tabloid in the world, but has since lost its top spot to the rival New York Post. Its name is derived from the earlier Illustrated Daily News, which ran from 1855 to 1906.
The New York Daily News is an award-winning source of national and local news, politics and the latest gossip, sports and entertainment. The paper’s acclaimed writers, columnists and opinion formers bring you live coverage from the greatest city in the world – as well as from beyond its borders. Daily News readers get New York exclusives, politics, the best in sports and a look at celebrity and lifestyle news like no other.
In its early days, the Daily News found abundant subject matter, from political wrongdoing (like the Teapot Dome scandal) and social intrigue (like Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII, which ultimately led to the abdication of the British monarchy) to police stories and street life. Its staff also cultivated an eye for photography; the Daily News was among the first to use the AP wirephoto service and later established its own photo department, with a staff of over 100 people by 1948. The News was so well known for its photos that it even trademarked the phrase “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” In 1946, the News established what became WPIX-TV in the 42nd Street building that housed the newspaper until 1995. The call letters were a nod to the newspaper’s nickname, which was “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” The television station still maintains its studios in the same building.
From the Yale Daily News Historical Archive
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of printed issues of the Yale Daily News, the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The archive is open to the public and includes more than 140 years of YDN reporting.
This book examines what happens when a community loses its local newspaper, a story repeated all over America as dozens of small towns and cities shed their newspapers in favor of online media. The author, a journalist of deep experience and insight, writes about this subject with empathy and sensitivity, while sounding the alarm. This is a valuable, readable study of the crisis facing local journalism. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of the press and our democracy.