The Daily News of South Africa

Daily News

Daily News is one of South Africa’s most prominent newspapers. It offers a mix of current affairs, politics and lifestyle articles. It is aimed at the “time challenged, rush hour reader” who wants access to news conveniently packaged for their needs. The newspaper has a bold presentation style and is popular for its interactive platforms.

The Daily News is owned by Independent Media, which owns 20 of the country’s most well-known newspapers and magazines. This includes the Daily News, The Witness, City Press and the Sunday Times. The company is known for its independent journalism, which has received many awards over the years. The company is also highly active in promoting the art of journalism with an emphasis on quality and excellence.

Each issue of the Daily News contains a range of articles with comprehension and critical thinking questions. These are located at the end of each article, and provide a great way to review and reinforce key concepts. In addition, the Daily News also features “Background” and “Resources” sections that allow readers to dig deeper into the story.

The Daily News was founded in 1919 as New York’s hometown newspaper, a tabloid that proclaimed itself “New York’s most read paper.” It became renowned for its zesty headlines—perhaps most famously, “Ford to City: Drop Dead” during the newspaper’s financial woes in 1975—gossip, intense city news coverage and star columnists such as Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill.

In recent years, the Daily News has struggled with declining print circulation and a shift in advertising dollars to online. It has also grappled with a muscular hometown rival, the News Corp-owned New York Post. In 2015, its owner, publisher Mortimer Zuckerman, eyed selling the newspaper but ultimately took it off the market.

This fact sheet is based on an ongoing investigation of the state of news, information and journalism in the digital age. It is part of a larger project funded by The Pew Research Center on journalism and public life.

Circulation data through 2014 comes from the trade group formerly known as the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). Revenue estimates are based on the Center’s analysis of financial statements for publicly traded newspaper companies. The number of readers and the average minutes per visit are based on a study that used an algorithm to measure engagement. The method’s accuracy is verified by researchers at the Center for the Study of Journalism and Democracy at Columbia University.