In its 20th-century heyday, the Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that flourished as it dug into crime and corruption. It was the inspiration for The Daily Planet, the newspaper that counted Clark Kent and Lois Lane among its staff, and it is still a major publication in its genre.
During its 102-year history, the New York City paper has won dozens of Pulitzer Prizes for reporting and commentary. Its famed lurid photographs, cartoons and page 1 headlines drew readers, as did political wrongdoing like the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII before his abdication.
In recent years, the Daily News struggled as its readership dipped and its owner, Tribune Publishing, slashed staffing and costs. Its new owner, hedge fund-backed Alden Global Capital, has continued those cuts in the hope that the paper will recover financially. On Wednesday, Tribune announced that it was closing The Daily News’s newsroom and four other papers’ offices.
The Daily News is a morning newspaper that covers local, national and international events, including politics, sports, business, and entertainment. The newspaper also features editorials, cartoons and puzzles. The paper is available online and in print. The newspaper is known for its controversial coverage and uncompromising stance on politics. It has also been a pioneer in the use of digital technology.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States, published each weekday during the academic year when Yale is in session. It has been the primary source of news and debate on campus since its founding in 1878, and many of its alumni have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life.
During the pandemic, The Daily News was one of the most trusted sources for information about the disease and how to avoid it. Its journalists were credited with keeping readers informed and calm during a very difficult time.
In the past, The Daily News was an important source of information for students in grades K–12. Students would record their daily news in a journal and write to their teachers on postcards complete with address label and firstclass stamp. The Great Lakes Daily News is a collection of news articles relevant to the Great Lakes region, curated by Great Lakes Commission staff. It is distributed each day via email to subscribers.
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