The Daily News is an American morning daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It has a large news section, a sports section, and a feature section. The paper is considered to be one of the best selling newspapers in the country.
For many years, the Daily News was the most widely circulated newspaper in the United States. In fact, by the early 1950s, it had a circulation of about two million copies a day. However, it was not long before the circulation began to decrease.
In the early 1970s, the Daily News began to shift from a staunchly Republican to a more moderate, liberal newspaper. The paper gained a reputation as a moderate, liberal alternative to the right-wing New York Post. This stance became the model for other metro tabloids such as the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Mirror.
As a result of this, the Daily News found itself in a constant circulation battle with the New York Post. Even when the Daily News was in the news for scandals and political wrongdoing, the paper was still able to attract readers. During World War II, the Daily News supported the isolationist movement. Despite its political affiliations, the paper emphasized local news coverage.
By the late 1990s, the Daily News was in financial trouble. However, the owner, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, bought the paper out of bankruptcy and sold it to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Since then, the Daily News has been owned by Tribune Publishing.
When the newspaper was purchased by Tronc, its editor-in-chief, Jim Rich, was sacked. After the change, the newsroom staff was slashed in half. While the Daily News has been known to win awards for its commentary, the paper has also exhibited a flexible, centrist stance.
In 2017, the Daily News was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The paper has also been recognized for its commentary and international reporting. At the same time, it has won numerous awards for feature writing.
Today, the Daily News has a wide variety of digital tools to help users interact with the newspaper. They can download editions for offline reading, swipe between pages, and share stories through email. A mobile app has also been created. Users can share news stories using the popular social networking sites Twitter and Facebook. With the popularity of these platforms, the Daily News is a popular source of information for people with busy schedules.
The Daily News has been a beacon of hope for the afflicted and voiceless for nearly a century. But technology has brought about massive disruption to American journalism. Technology has caused a number of newsrooms to close down. Thankfully, there are journalists who are trying to build a new type of local journalism. Those who can do so may be able to revive the Daily News.
Fortunately, Andrew Conte has written an eloquent and engrossing book about the death of the Daily News. He explores the effects on the communities that lost their paper and argues that local journalism is essential.