Founded in 1919, the Daily News is one of the most popular newspaper titles in the United States. The first tabloid newspaper published in the country, it has been owned since 2017 by Tronc, a Chicago-based media company, and is currently headquartered in New York City. It is the ninth-most widely circulated daily newspaper in the nation, with a current circulation of about 200,000 copies. The paper was formerly the largest-selling newspaper in New York City, though it has lost its title to rivals, including the New York Post and New York Times.
The News is known for its sensational and often lurid headlines, as well as its attention to celebrity news and gossip. It has also been an early advocate for photojournalism and commissioned many notable photographers, such as Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. The News is also a noted sports publication, with strong coverage of the Yankees, Mets and Giants.
In recent years, the News has exhibited a more moderate-to-liberal editorial position. This has led the News to be viewed as a more centrist alternative to its right-leaning competitor, the New York Post. The News has long been criticized for its use of loaded words (wording that attempts to influence readers through appeals to emotion or stereotypes) and for its reliance on anonymous sources. The News has improved its fact checking in recent years. As a result, Ad Fontes Media rates the News as Left-Center biased in terms of editorial positions and High for reliability in analysis/fact reporting.
Like most major newspapers, the News reaches out to its audience through multiple channels beyond print. A large percentage of its news videos on YouTube are hosted by the News itself, while a smaller share of these are hosted by independent channels. Regardless of the source, almost nine-in-ten of these news videos feature a social media or other link to another external channel.
While these other platforms vary in their reach, the most common theme amongst news videos on YouTube is politics and government. The News itself focuses on these topics in 28% of its videos, while independent channels focus on them at about the same rate. On average, these videos have a negative tone toward their main subject, though this is not always the case.