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Founded in 1919, the Daily News was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. Its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs and cartoons and entertainment stories attracted readers by the thousands. In the 1920s and 1930s, it emphasized political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to the abdication. The News also promoted American isolationism in the early years of World War II. It moved to a more moderately centrist position in the 1970s, becoming a more Democratic alternative to the right-wing New York Post.
In December 2019, the average (median) news organization channel produced 33 videos, which were often short segments about a specific topic or repackaged footage from another source. Independent channels produced fewer videos, but they were more likely to produce longer news stories that focused on local or state politics. News organizations were more likely to focus on President Trump – 28% of their videos focused on the subject, compared to just 12% for independent channels.
Researchers analyzed each video to categorize its main subject, whether it was about a person or a particular topic such as domestic issues or weather events. They also looked at the tone of the video – whether it was negative or positive, or mixed in tone. Negative videos outnumbered positive ones by about five-to-one. About one-in-five news videos had a neutral or positive tone.
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