The Daily News is a tabloid newspaper published in New York City, and was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. It was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format and reached its peak circulation in 1947, at 2.4 million copies a day. It is not to be confused with the New York Daily News of the late 19th century, which closed in 1906.
The newspaper is the main source of information for the majority of people in the United States, and serves a diverse audience. It covers national and international politics, business, science, culture, society and sports, as well as local news for the New York metropolitan area. It has a long history of publishing tabloid-style journalism and is famous for its bold visual presentation, especially the use of photographs. It also includes intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads and comics.
Its editorial stance is described as “flexibly centrist” with a “high-minded, if populist legacy”. In the 1940s through the 1960s it endorsed isolationism, and in the 1980s moved toward a more liberal alternative to the right-wing New York Post. The News also has an extensive online presence, and operates cable television station WPIX in addition to its AM and FM radio stations.
During its heyday, the newspaper was one of the nation’s best-selling titles, but its circulation has fallen substantially since then. It is locked in a vicious circulation battle with the rival New York Post, and often struggles to hold the attention of its readers.
As of March 2019, the newspaper is owned by Tribune Publishing, which has been purchased by cost-slashing hedge fund Alden Global Capital. The newspaper has been in the process of shedding staffers, cutting costs and outsourcing its printing operations. A number of journalists have resigned in protest, and the NewsGuild of New York has called for a vote by shareholders to overturn the takeover deal.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States, founded on January 28, 1878. It is the nation’s only daily student newspaper that publishes during the entire academic year, Monday through Friday. It has historically been a financially and editorially independent paper. The Daily News also publishes several special issues during the year, including the Yale-Harvard game day issue and the Commencement issue. Its website has a wealth of additional content, including multimedia features and archives of past articles.