The Daily News

Founded in 1919, the Daily News was one of America’s first popular tabloid newspapers. Located in New York City, the newspaper competed with its rival the New York Post and was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service. The Daily News was known for its front page photograph, intense city news coverage and gossip about celebrities, politicians and athletes. It also published a wide array of classified ads, comics and a large sports section.

During its heyday, the Daily News was considered one of the top newspaper chains in the country and had a devoted following amongst New Yorkers. Its staff was renowned for its aggressive journalism and willingness to take on powerful interests. During the 1920s, it highlighted political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. The newspaper was also a leading user of AP wirephotos, developing a large staff of photographers.

By the 1980s, the Daily News was losing money and had to rely on union labor to produce the paper. When union contracts expired, the Daily News was forced to hire non-union workers and saw its revenues decline. In 1988, the newspaper was on the verge of bankruptcy. In a last-ditch effort to resurrect itself, the Daily News hired controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell as its publisher. Maxwell had recently purchased the Daily Mirror and was looking to increase the Daily News’s earnings potential by positioning it as a serious tabloid.

The Daily News’s repositioning as a serious tabloid worked and in 1989, the newspaper reported a profit for the first time since 1985. However, the paper’s financial struggles continued and by the turn of the 21st century, it was losing more than half its circulation each year. The emergence of Donald Trump and his massive popularity in early 2017 provided the Daily News with an opportunity to re-establish itself as one of New York City’s most visible media outlets. The Daily News embraced its provocative roots and rehashed some of its most famous headlines such as “TRUMP TO WORLD: DROP DEAD.”

Today, the Daily News is still one of the largest newspapers in the United States. Its staff consists of award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers who cover national and local news as well as New York exclusives. The newspaper’s sports sections are unmatched and no one covers the Yankees, Mets or Giants like it. In addition, the Daily News has an online edition and its paper is available for home delivery. The Daily News’s website offers a free trial period for digital access. This enables users to read the paper from anywhere in the world and allows them to download the Daily News app for offline reading. The website also features a live feed of the top news stories from New York City and around the world. The Daily News also publishes a weekly magazine and several special issues each year such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day issue, the Commencement issue and the First Year Issue.