The Daily News, published in New York City, is the ninth most read newspaper in the United States. It has a circulation of approximately 200,000 copies. However, the newspaper has faced serious financial issues for decades. In 2017, it was sold to Tribune Publishing for $1.
The New York Daily News was founded in 1919. At the time, it was a tabloid. The newspaper was the first daily printed in this format in the United States. The paper became known for its sensational coverage of crime and social intrigue. During World War II, the Daily News fought for isolationism.
When the Daily News was first established, it was called the Illustrated Daily News. In the 1930s, the company acquired a wirephoto service from the Associated Press. This enabled the paper to become the first American daily newspaper to feature lurid photographs.
The Daily News has since won 11 Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and reporting. In addition, the Daily News is known for its sports section. Today, the newspaper has a digital version that includes interactive features. Readers can swipe between pages and share stories through email. Additionally, users can download editions to read offline.
The Daily News is headquartered at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. In addition, it has local bureaus in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. As of September 2018, the newspaper has a circulation of over 200,000 copies. Since the 1990s, it has had a moderate to liberal editorial stance.
Although the newspaper has faced financial problems for many years, it has remained one of the most popular newspapers in the country. As a result, it has also gained an excellent reputation for being an alternative to the right-leaning New York Post.
The Daily News is now owned by Tribune Publishing, a Chicago-based media company that was formerly known as Tronc. While the paper has undergone major changes, its mission is still to chronicle life in New York.
Before the paper’s sale, the building was a landmark in the city. The Daily News Building was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It was built to accommodate the newspaper’s large staff of photographers. Besides, it was the model for the Daily Planet, the newspaper that featured in Superman films.
The Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid. It attracted readers with its lurid photographs and sensational coverage of crime. For more than five decades, the Daily News espoused conservative populism. But, as technology advances, newspapers are losing their newsrooms. In the mid-1970s, the Daily News moved to a different location, and many of its mainstays sat on a bench.
Now, the paper is owned by Tribune Publishing, which has put its journalists through furloughs and pay cuts. And, in October, it confirmed that it had closed its Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Andrew Conte’s Death of the Daily News is a resonant and rich book. In it, he brilliantly explores the stages of grief after the loss of a newspaper. He provides insight into the future of journalism and demonstrates why a local paper is vital. Aside from that, he leaves a hopeful message to local communities that are struggling with the loss of their papers.