The Daily News, also known as the New York City Daily News or simply the Daily News, is an American tabloid newspaper that serves New York. Founded in 1919, it is the first newspaper published in tabloid format and is famous for its shocking or inflammatory headlines, extensive city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, and comics. The paper was owned by Mortimer Zuckerman until 2017 when it was sold to Tronc for $1.
The newspaper’s staff consists of journalists, artists, and photojournalists who create the content for its print and online editions. The New York Daily News has a reputation for being liberal and is often critical of the Republican Party. It has been described as a “high-minded, if populist,” newspaper with an emphasis on local news. The New York Daily News’ editorial stance is sometimes compared to its rival, the New York Post, but it is usually more centrist than the Post.
In addition to its traditional print publications, the New York Daily News also operates television and radio stations. In 1948 the newspaper established WPIX, channel 11, whose call letters were taken from its nickname, and in 2014 it bought what became WFAN-FM. Both stations are currently based in the former Daily News building.
During the 1920s, the Daily News was a staunchly conservative newspaper, promoting isolationism in World War II and supporting isolationist politics until it began to shift its stance in the 1970s, becoming more moderate. The newspaper has a long history of focusing on political corruption and social intrigue, including the Teapot Dome scandal and the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to her abdication.
Aside from political and investigative journalism, the newspaper has also covered a wide variety of sports events, including the New York City Marathon. In addition, the New York Daily News has provided coverage of several high-profile murder cases, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the killing of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
The newspaper is a major source of information for many New Yorkers, and it often leads the way in breaking local news stories. For example, the New York Daily News was the first newspaper to report on a fire at the ruins of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The newspaper is also widely read by tourists, who find its reporting on local restaurants, tourist attractions, and other events useful. The paper has a large readership among the upper classes of New York City and is distributed throughout the state, though it is particularly popular in Manhattan. The newspaper has won a number of awards for its journalism, including a Pulitzer Prize. It is one of the oldest and most influential newspapers in the United States. Its website features articles and multimedia that highlight the most important events and issues in New York City. The newspaper also offers subscriptions and sells advertising space. The New York Daily News is a subsidiary of Digital First Media, which publishes 190 newspapers across the country.