Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News and was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. The paper attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons and other entertainment features. It fought off competition from rival New York City newspapers and became one of the most widely read papers in the United States, but its circulation has declined since the mid-20th century. It is currently owned by Tronc, a media company that owns several other newspapers, including the Tribune Company’s Chicago-based publications.
The Daily News has long had a reputation as being one of the most hard-hitting and aggressive tabloids in the country, especially when it comes to exposing wrongdoing by police and other government officials. It was no surprise then when in 1928 a reporter strapped a camera to his leg and took a famous photo of Ruth Snyder being electrocuted in the electric chair, the headline in question stating “DEAD!”
For many years, the paper was the only daily that covered the city’s political corruption, as well as its crime and criminal justice system. The newspaper also published an editorial page that espoused conservative populism and supported isolationism in the early stages of World War II. It later shifted its editorial stance, and by the late 1970s had a reputation as a moderately liberal alternative to the right-wing Post.
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The Daily News is also the namesake of a number of television and radio programs, including the daily current affairs program, The Daily News Tonight with James Gandolfini, which premiered in 1999. The newspaper’s name was also used to refer to its predecessor, the Daily News of New York, which lasted between 1855 and 1906. The News also owns and operates a series of newsstands, located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and at the One Police Plaza at City Hall in Manhattan. In addition, the News has local bureaus in several neighborhoods and maintains offices at City Hall, One Police Plaza, and the various state and federal courts around the city. The Daily News was a founding partner of WPIX-TV and a cofounder of WGBH-FM, formerly known as WFAN-FM, both of which are still broadcast out of the former Daily News Building in Manhattan.