Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. Like other popular dailies, it focused on political wrongdoing and social intrigue, including the Teapot Dome Scandal. In the early 1920s, it emphasized photography; it was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.
Today The News is published by the New York Times Company and distributed by United Media Corporation. It is one of the largest newspapers in the country, and is available in print on Mondays and Wednesdays; its digital edition is also distributed through United Media and a number of other companies. Its circulation is more than 200,000 daily, but its readership has waned in recent years as the Times has moved away from sensationalism.
The New York Daily News (also called the “News”) is a morning daily tabloid newspaper that was once the most widely circulated paper in the United States. Until 2017, it was owned by the Mortimer B. Zuckerman family, but in 2017 it was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company.
Its coverage is primarily focused on New York City, but the paper has correspondents in all 50 states, as well as in Washington, D.C. Its editorial stance is generally considered flexible, centrist and high-minded, although it has a long tradition of conservative populism. It is a member of the American Newspaper Publishers Association.
At its peak in the 1920s, it drew readers with its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, its lurid photographs, its cartoons and its opinion articles. The Daily News also included extensive celebrity gossip and classified ads.
In addition to the News’s print products, it also produces television and radio programs. The newscasts are a mix of live and prerecorded segments, and it has an extensive archive of old episodes. The station also broadcasts live feeds from the New York Times building on its main newscasts and on various special events and broadcasts.
Aside from delivering a wide variety of news, the Daily News also offers entertainment features such as comics and a sports section. In addition, it has a strong opinion section that features a wide range of political views.
The Daily News has several offices, including bureaus in New York City and the Bronx. Its headquarters are at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue in Manhattan. The building was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, and is a national landmark.
During the 1940s and 1950s, the Daily News was a staunchly Republican newspaper. It supported isolationism during World War II and espoused conservative populism. It remained such for five decades, but it began shifting its stance in the 1970s.
Its stance is influenced by its owner, the New York News Inc. It is one of the top-selling papers in the United States. Its circulation was 500,000 in the 1960s, but it has dropped to more than 200,000 today.