New York Daily News has long been a fixture of New York City news. It was once one of the country’s largest newspapers, reaching 2.4 million copies per day in 1947. In its prime, it attracted readers with its sensational coverage of crime. The paper also had a strong sports section. However, as of late, it has taken a moderate-to-liberal position in politics. While the newspaper has been on the upswing lately, it is still in financial trouble.
During the 1940s and 1960s, the Daily News espoused a right-leaning editorial agenda. For more than five decades, it was a staunch Republican newspaper. It emphasized political wrongdoing and social intrigue. Despite the political stance, it remained one of the nation’s most popular newspapers. Moreover, it won eleven Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and feature writing.
However, the Daily News began to change in the mid-1970s. It was no longer able to hold the attention of the city with a single headline. Instead, it has to rely on a variety of different sources to fill its pages. This has created a dilemma for the newspaper’s journalists. They are uncertain about where they will be working in the future.
The Death of the Daily News is a fascinating and timely book that examines the effects of losing a local newspaper. Author Andrew Conte is a veteran journalist who has reported on both national and local news. As a result, he is able to approach his subject with empathy and understanding. He is a great example of how a writer can make his point while keeping readers engaged.
When the Daily News first began in 1919, it was called the Illustrated Daily News. Eventually, it became the Los Angeles Mirror. It was a precursor to the Los Angeles Times.
By the time of the 1970s, it was the dominant metro tabloid in the United States. Known for its aggressive investigative reporting and its lurid photographs, the newspaper was a model for other tabloids. Among the many notable reporters were Clark Kent and Lois Lane.
After a period of instability, the Daily News came under the control of Mortimer B. Zuckerman, a media mogul and real estate developer. In 1993, he bought the paper out of bankruptcy. Soon after, the company was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Since then, it has been owned by Tribune Publishing. Despite the changes, it has stayed true to its mission of reporting on life in New York.
A growing number of American communities are experiencing a “news desert.” There are few sources of news that can be relied on for the local information that is necessary to maintain a healthy community. Those living in these towns are struggling to figure out how to keep up with the news without a newspaper.
In the book, the author argues that it is essential for a community to have a source of local news. Unfortunately, a number of these papers are closing. But it is possible to create new, independent forms of local journalism that can survive.