Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, the Daily News is the first tabloid newspaper in the United States and one of the largest newspapers in New York City. It also covers New York state, including the Hudson Valley and North Country, and is the oldest college daily in the United States.
In addition to its newspaper, The Daily News has produced many niche publications, including those devoted to agriculture and local business. It has also won awards for writing, photography and advertising. The Daily News is a family-owned media company. It produces newspapers, television, radio, online content, and multimedia products. Its website features award-winning journalism and opinion formers. The Daily News covers New York City, New York state and other areas of the country, including Washington, D.C.
The Daily News Online is a multimedia website that includes a full news and feature section, sports section, opinion formers, and prominent photographs for entertainment. It also provides a downloadable edition for offline reading, and users can share stories through email. The Daily News Online is a popular media platform that has been recognized for its reporting on public interest issues.
The Daily News began as an afternoon publication and later became a morning newspaper. It was published in four columns instead of the six that are in use today. Its newsroom was located at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. It had a circulation of 1.5 million in 1930. It became one of the largest newspapers in the United States, with a peak circulation of 2.4 million copies a day in 1947. It also published a Sunday News.
During the 1940s and 1960s, the Daily News espoused a conservative, populist political stance. For instance, it supported the isolationist policy of the United States in World War II. The Daily News also provided sensational coverage of crime and politics. The paper also devoted much of its attention to photography. In the 1930s, the Daily News became one of the first newspapers in the United States to use the Associated Press wirephoto service.
The Daily News has been in financial trouble for decades. In the early 1990s, the paper was in bankruptcy. However, in 1993, the newspaper was bought by real estate developer Mortimer B. Zuckerman, who eventually sold it to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. In 2017, Tronc sold the Daily News to Tribune Publishing, a multi-platform content company.
After purchasing the Daily News, Tronc slashed the newsroom staff in half, including the editor. In 1995, the paper moved from its former headquarters on East 42nd Street to a new location on West 33rd Street. However, the Daily News’s circulation continued to drop. By 2016, it had a circulation of around 200,000.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Daily News was one of the most popular newspapers in the United States. In addition to its daily paper, The Daily News also published a radio station, WPIX. It was also nicknamed “New York’s Picture Newspaper” and became a CBS Radio station.