The Daily News has been a major player in the New York media scene for more than a century. Originally published as the Illustrated Daily News, it became one of the first tabloid-style newspapers in the United States. By the mid-1930s, circulation had reached 1.5 million copies a day. In addition to its tabloid format, it had a large staff of photographers. The Daily News attracted readers by showcasing lurid photos and sensational stories about crime. It was also the first newspaper to use the Associated Press wirephoto service.
The Daily News emphasized political wrongdoing and social intrigue. For several decades, it was a moderate liberal alternative to the conservative New York Post. During World War II, the Daily News was a supporter of isolationism. It also sported a cartoon section. By 1947, circulation had reached 2.4 million copies a day. In the 1980s, the publication had been in financial trouble. In 1993, it was bought by Mortimer B. Zuckerman. He later sold it to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Until recently, the Daily News had local bureaus in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Today, the Daily News is a multi-platform content provider. It has a digital edition and a print version, a radio station and a TV station. It also publishes a variety of articles, including sports coverage, celebrity gossip, and classified ads. It has won a number of Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and feature writing. It also features prominent photographs for entertainment purposes. It is considered a “metro” tabloid. In 2017, it won a Pulitzer Prize for public service.
The Daily News has become one of the most widely read newspapers in the country. Its editorial stance has been described by the New York Times as “high-minded” and “populist.” The newspaper is owned by Tribune Publishing, which also owns the Orlando Sentinel and the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It has also been purchased by Alden Global Capital, which holds three seats on the board of directors.
The Daily News has also won numerous awards for its journalism. Its sports coverage is particularly strong. The sports section crowns a male and female athlete of the year for each season. The paper has also won the Pulitzer Prize for its commentary on the death penalty. It has also been a leader in covering corruption, as evidenced by its series of “Crime of the Week” reports.
The Daily News is available in a digital version as well as an interactive edition. The interactive edition is a replica of the print edition and offers an enhanced reading experience. Users can swipe from one page to the next, download editions to read offline, and share stories via email. This is the most convenient way to read the newspaper.
The Daily News has a strong tradition of award-winning writers, photographers and sports reporters. In 2021, it will introduce seasonal sports awards. The award for best winter athlete will be given to Camryn Kaehler and the award for best fall athlete to Caden Kappes.