The Daily News

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Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, the Daily News quickly became one of the most widely read newspapers in the world. In its early years the News emphasized sensational pictorial coverage. The paper was the first to use Associated Press wirephoto service, and developed a large staff of photographers. It was also an early adopter of color photography in the 1930s.

The Daily News reached its height in circulation in 1947, when it boasted a readership of over 2.4 million. The brassy pictorial style of the newspaper and its commitment to breaking the big story set it apart from other city newspapers. In the 1980s, the News continued to push the boundaries of what could be considered tabloid journalism. The Paper won a Pulitzer Prize for its piece on police brutality against African-Americans, and its reporter Mike McAlary was instrumental in uncovering the corruption of New York mayor Jacob K. Javits.

In the 1990s, the Daily News shifted gears and began to concentrate more on local news. The paper won another Pulitzer in 1996 for a series of stories on race and poverty, and it was no stranger to front-page drama. The News was also responsible for breaking the story about the suicide of actress Rebecca Schaeffer, which led to the incarceration of her boyfriend John Holmes.

By the turn of the 21st century, the Daily News remained one of America’s most popular papers. It was long locked in a circulation battle with the even more sensational rival New York Post, but it had established itself as a major source of both national and local news. At the turn of the 21st century, its owners included publisher Mortimer Zuckerman and businessman Frank Rich.

In 2017, as the News’s circulation dipped, it was sold to Tronc for just one dollar. Since then, the paper has made sweeping changes to its editorial team, with many of its award-winning writers and columnists leaving the building in protest. The News has also refocused its coverage, dropping many of its national and international news stories. Today, the paper offers New York City exclusives and in-depth local reporting, celebrity gossip, and a strong focus on sports (specifically Yankees and Mets). The Daily News has also refocused its advertising strategy, shifting away from celebrity and fashion ads to more traditional business and political advertising. The newspaper has also rebranded its website and mobile app. This app allows users to download editions for offline reading and to swipe through pages, with a special feature that gives readers access to all of the stories published in each issue. Users can also share stories with friends through email.