Founded in 1919, the Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper published in the United States. It was once one of the city’s two largest newspapers (along with Rupert Murdoch’s Post) and is now the flagship publication of Tribune Publishing, which bought it in 2017. The paper is located at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan.
The News has a long history of sensationalistic headlines, and it was a pioneer in tabloid format. In the 1920s, it was a major player in exposing political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII before his abdication. It also devoted significant attention to photography; it was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.
By the late 20th century, the News was still one of the nation’s top selling newspapers but its circulation had declined considerably from its mid-20th century peak. It continued to provide strong coverage of local news and sports.
In the wake of last week’s SCOTUS decision on affirmative action, the Daily News delves into the changing face of college admissions and tries to predict how selective universities will now choose students. Its writers explore the history and evolution of race-conscious affirmative action at top schools, the advantages of a holistic approach, and how the SCOTUS ruling will impact future admissions models.
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are looking to their friends and neighbors for advice on how to stay healthy. Some are even seeking the help of their pets. In a Daily News story, a woman who found her cat lying dead in her bed tells of how she tried to save him but could not.
Alicia Keys and rapper Post Malone will perform at the postponed Billboard Music Awards, which were originally set to air next month. The event, which was slated to be hosted by comedian Brian “Q” Quinn, has been rescheduled for May.
The hedge fund that owns Tribune Publishing, which includes the New York Daily News, is undergoing a dramatic shake-up of its management team. The company has slashed costs and enacted buyouts since Heath Freeman’s Alden Global Capital took over the firm last year. The New York Daily News is reportedly preparing to outsource its printing. The move is expected to cut hundreds of jobs and significantly reduce its workforce. The Daily News has a history of covering major events in New York City and around the world, including wars, natural disasters, presidential elections and other national and international stories. It is a highly respected newspaper that often provides insightful commentary and analysis. It also has a robust online presence, offering news and opinions from a variety of sources, and it provides comprehensive breaking local and regional news.