Daily News is an American newspaper based in New York City that was founded in 1919 and was the first United States daily printed in tabloid format. It reached its peak circulation in 1947, at 2.4 million copies per day. As of 2019, it is the eleventh-largest circulation newspaper in the United States.
The Daily News is a news and information service published by tronc, the publishing operation of the former Tribune Company, headquartered at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. It is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious newspapers, with 11 Pulitzer Prizes and a strong readership base.
Its editorial stance has traditionally been “flexibly centrist” and its journalism is described by the New York Times as “high-minded, if populist.” For much of its history, the Daily News was a staunchly Republican newspaper; however, it has moved away from this ideology in recent years.
In 2016, the paper had a circulation of about 200,000. In 2017, its circulation dropped to about a quarter of that level. It is owned by tronc, which bought the paper from its longtime owner David Zuckerman in 2017.
The News’s overall bias is rated Skews Left and it has a reliability rating of Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting.
Throughout the 1920s, the Daily News was known for its sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence. It was also a significant user of lurid photographs and cartoons to attract readers.
In the 1940s and 1950s, it was a prominent supporter of isolationism and had an anti-communist agenda. As the 1960s began, it shifted its political stance, becoming a moderately liberal alternative to the right-leaning New York Post.
Today, the News covers local and international news and features extensive coverage of sports. It also has a large number of classified ads, celebrity gossip, and comics.
It is a major source of news for the city of New York and is published daily. It has several bureaus in the area, including in the Bronx and Brooklyn.
The Daily News is a member of the Press Association, an umbrella organization that oversees the operation and maintenance of most newspapers in the United States. The Press Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, which also operates the Washington Post.
For the most part, the Daily News is a well-respected media outlet and its journalists are considered to be among the best in the business. It is also a recipient of several awards, including the National Press Club’s highest honor, the Gold Medal for Journalism.
In addition to its daily newspaper, the Daily News operates a number of radio and television stations and a website. Its TV station, WPIX, is broadcast from its headquarters in New York City and is also an affiliate of CBS Radio as an FM simulcast. The Daily News also maintains local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens as well as at City Hall and One Police Plaza.