A sweeping look at one small town and its struggles to find and make sense of local news, Death of the Daily News serves as a wake-up call about the rapid changes taking place in America’s traditional journalism. Technology has caused massive disruption, throwing thousands of journalists out of work and shutting newsrooms. In communities across the country, local newspapers are disappearing, creating “news deserts” where citizens have no access to traditional journalism. This book examines the loss of local journalism in the formerly thriving Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport, Pennsylvania and provides clues as to how to move forward.
The Daily News, founded in 1919, was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format and once had the largest circulation of any newspaper in the world. At its peak, the New York City newspaper reached 2.4 million readers per day. The newspaper attracted readers by publishing sensational stories of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and a range of entertainment and comics features. The paper also published intense local news coverage and sports.
Today, the paper is owned by Tronc, which purchased it from publisher Tribune Company in 2017. The Daily News is headquartered in Manhattan. Its website is the most read in New York City and it has an extensive presence on social media. The Daily News’s online content includes news, politics, business, celebrity and fashion news, sports, and local information. The paper’s editorial staff includes a Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist, Marc Lacey, and many other award-winning writers.
Readers of the Daily News are interested in news, especially when it is close to home. As a result, the New York City paper has an impressive array of digital news and aggregation services, including a number of popular apps. The Daily News also provides a wide variety of local and national news articles, as well as opinion pieces and analysis. The newspaper is an important source of information for its community, but also serves as a forum for discussion.
The Daily News has a reputation for being politically liberal, which is supported by its focus on criminal justice, social issues, and the environment. Its editorial page regularly runs columns by a variety of authors, from left-wing to right-wing perspectives. Its online content has also become increasingly political and is frequently used as a forum for debate. The Daily News has an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, which means that it tends to support liberal or progressive thought and policies. The Daily News is also known for its investigative reporting. It is one of the few major newspapers to report on sexual misconduct allegations against prominent public figures. The Daily News has also covered the war in Iraq and has reported extensively on the AIDS epidemic. The New York Times and the Washington Post have a lower AllSides Media Bias Rating than the Daily News.