The Daily News is a tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It was the first successful tabloid in the United States and for decades was one of the largest newspapers in the country. It attracted readers with sensational stories of crime, violence and scandal, lurid photographs, and comics. It was also an early adopter of Associated Press wirephoto services. The newspaper also had local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.
In the 1920s, the News was strongly Republican. After World War II it moved to the right, embracing isolationism in the 1940s and conservative populism in the 1950s. It was able to maintain its circulation lead even as it lost subscribers to rival tabloid The New York Post. In the 1990s it was a Democratic-leaning newspaper, though still well short of its mid-20th century peak.
The 102-year old paper was taken over by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital last year, and has seen buyouts, cuts and outsourcing since. The paper’s editorial staff is in the midst of a union organizing campaign, and its summer journalism interns have found themselves on the cusp of possible layoffs as well.
A Yale alumnus made a gift in 2021 that enabled the Yale Library to migrate and upgrade the Daily News Historical Archive to this new, more user-friendly platform. This gift has made it possible to include issues from 1996 to the present and continue expanding the archive into the future.
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