The Daily News, published in New York City, is a daily tabloid newspaper. Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, it was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States and at its peak had one of the highest circulations in the world. The name was changed to the Daily News in 1929. The paper moved to its current location on 450 West 33rd Street (known as the Daily News Building) in 1995, after spending most of its existence at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.
The newspaper has a broad array of award-winning writers and columnists covering national and local news, politics and opinions. In addition, the paper is known for its sports coverage, including New York Yankees, Mets and Giants news and gossip. The newspaper also has an extensive entertainment section.
According to the terms of its charter, a daily newspaper must be published on each day that is a business day, except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. The newspaper must be printed in the English language and have at least a daily circulation of 100,000 copies.
In the wake of its takeover by cost-slashing hedge fund Alden Global Capital, the 102-year-old Daily News has seen a series of sweeping changes in its editorial department. The newspaper has reportedly enacted buyouts, cut positions and outsourced its printing plant in an attempt to improve its profit margin.
In addition, the newspaper has reported on allegations of sexual misconduct and exploitation by members of its staff. A number of these allegations have led to a number of employees leaving the newspaper. The newspaper has also been critical of its parent company, Tronc, for not doing more to protect its journalists.
Despite these challenges, the newspaper remains dedicated to its mission to provide the people of New York with quality journalism and uncompromising ethics. In a statement, the publisher of the Daily News said that it will “remain true to our legacy as the most influential and courageous newspaper in America.”
The New York Times describes the editorial stance of the newspaper as being a “flexibly centrist” one with a high-minded, if populist, tradition. The newspaper has also been described as having a “stiff rivalry” with its rival, the Post. The Post has long been a Republican-leaning newspaper, while the Daily News was often identified as a Democratic newspaper until the mid-20th century.