The Daily News From New York and Beyond

Daily news from New York and beyond, featuring celebrity gossip and top headlines. Follow the Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets as well as politics and New York City exclusives. With award-winning writers and columnists, the Daily News is a leading source of national and local news.

Founded in 1919, the Daily News has a long history of publishing controversial and provocative editorials. In the 1970s, it had a large circulation and was a leader in tabloid journalism. In the 1980s, however, it had a series of financial problems and lost its position as the city’s most popular newspaper. In 1991, British media mogul Robert Maxwell purchased the newspaper from the Tribune Company for $1.

Maxwell attempted to modernize the newspaper by hiring new staff and introducing several successful supplements, including the biweekly BET Weekend for African Americans and the monthly Caribbean Monthly. The newspaper also began a website in 1996. In the 1990s, the Daily News developed a reputation for promoting social justice and protecting First Amendment rights. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s columns on race and welfare issues and another in 1998 for Mike Krenek’s pieces on New York City politics.

In the late 2000s, the paper continued to thrive and earned a new reputation for being a trusted voice in New York City, particularly among those who were underserved by other media sources. The newspaper also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for its coverage of a fire at the World Trade Center.

In early 2016, however, the Daily News experienced a dramatic drop in readership as the Trump presidency gained momentum. The News returned to its aggressive tone and style, giving Republican Senator Ted Cruz the middle finger through the Statue of Liberty’s hand and rehashing its most famous headline in the direction of the incoming President: “TRUMP TO THE WORLD: DROP DEAD.” As a result of this shift in public opinion, in 2017, the newspaper’s circulation halved. The following year, the Daily News was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company, for $1.