The Daily News
Daily news is an important part of the fabric of modern society. It provides information about current events and keeps people abreast of the latest happenings in their city, state or country.
Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, the New York Daily News was the first newspaper to be printed in tabloid format. It reached its peak circulation in 1947, but is now a declining operation.
The Daily News was known for its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, its lurid photography and its comics. It also incorporated an early use of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s.
For a long time the Daily News was headquartered in a building on 42nd Street in Manhattan that is still in use today. Designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, the building is now a historic landmark.
There was a time when the Daily News was the most widely read paper in the country and was considered a national treasure. A major source of information for New Yorkers, the Daily News was the official newspaper of the City of New York until 2006.
It has a very loyal reader base, which is reflected in its high circulation. The paper has an estimated total circulation of over 2 million copies each day.
The most popular section of the paper is The Sun, which has the highest daily circulation among the News’s ten titles and was named best local newspaper by readers in 2010. Its website and mobile app are also well known for their quality content.
The Daily News is one of many newspapers owned and published by Independent News & Media SA, a company that is headquartered in Durban. Other publications in its stable include 20 of South Africa’s most well-known and respected newspapers. The Daily News is tailor-made for the time challenged, rush hour reader who wants accessible and convenient news in an easy to read package.