The Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It started out as Illustrated Daily News in 1919 and later became a subsidiary of the Tribune Company of Chicago. Since its inception, the paper has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to its commentary and sports coverage, the Daily News has won awards for feature writing and international reporting. As of 2016, the daily newspaper had a circulation of over 200,000.
Aside from its main publication, the Daily News publishes a series of special issues. This includes the Commencement Issue and the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue. These are produced by affiliated student groups or Yale cultural centers. While the Daily News is the oldest college-based daily newspaper, it also serves Yale and New Haven, Connecticut.
The Daily News is an interactive edition, meaning that it offers many features to enhance the reader’s experience. Among these are the interactive version of the print newspaper and the ability to download an offline edition to read on a tablet, smartphone, or computer. Additionally, the paper has the ability to share stories with other people via email. There are also several mobile apps and website editions that provide users with even more options. With the help of these tools, readers can access the news in a way that is most convenient to them.
Before the digital revolution, The Daily News had the distinction of being the first American daily tabloid. It was a newspaper that emphasized social intrigue, political wrongdoing, and the lurid photographs that made it attractive to its readers. At the height of its popularity, the newspaper had a circulation of 1.5 million and it was the most widely distributed paper in the United States.
After a brief period of bankruptcy in 1993, the Daily News was bought by media mogul Mortimer B. Zuckerman. He sold it to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Soon after, he cut the newsroom staff in half and imposed a series of pay cuts.
Despite this, the Daily News still remained one of the nation’s top selling newspapers. But, after a long circulation battle with the New York Post, it was no longer able to hold the attention of the city with just a single headline. Instead, it began shifting its newsroom from a bustling metropolitan location to a more suburban one.
As the Daily News shifted, it gained a reputation as a moderate, liberal alternative to the more conservative Post. However, its circulation continued to decline. And, after a coronavirus pandemic in 2010, the newspaper’s staff was forced to work remotely from its New York office. Some of its reporters and photographers stayed at their jobs, while others were uncertain of what lay ahead.
Despite the difficulties associated with its long-term financial problems, the Daily News has not lost its dedication to covering life in New York. Its mission remains to be a voice for the voiceless, chronicling life in the Five Boroughs.