Founded in 1919, Daily News was America’s first tabloid newspaper and was once one of the nation’s top-selling newspapers. Originally known as the Illustrated Daily News, it lured readers with sensational stories of crime and corruption and lurid photographs. Its editorial stance, however, shifted to the center over time. In the 1940s, it became a strong supporter of isolationism and in the 1960s moved to a conservative populist platform, attracting a broad audience. In the 1990s, the paper positioned itself as a moderately liberal alternative to the right-wing New York Post.
With a wide range of writers, columnists and opinion formers, the award-winning Daily News offers New York-exclusives in politics and gossip as well as national and international news. The Daily News also features intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, a sports section and comics.
The Daily News’ digital presence includes a website, mobile app and tablet editions. Its apps allow readers to read the paper on-the-go, download articles for offline reading and share content with friends. Moreover, the Daily News also provides breaking news updates and live national and local video coverage.
Readers can find all kinds of stories on the website, from the latest in fashion and celebrity gossip to the most important political and business news. Additionally, the Daily News has a comprehensive sports page and offers news on a variety of topics such as immigration, housing and healthcare. The website is easy to navigate and is free to use for visitors.
In addition to its newspaper, the Daily News publishes several blogs and online journals, including The Daily Intelligencer, which covers politics and government in Washington DC; The Daily Beast, a national opinion magazine; and IPO Daily News, an IP news service featuring patent and trademark opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, along with wire service stories on selected patent and trademark cases. Its television division, WPIX-TV, is based in the former News Building in downtown Manhattan.
Despite the popularity of the New York Times, The Daily News remains a major source of local news for many New Yorkers and is widely considered to be among the most influential newspapers in the country. Nevertheless, its future is unclear. While the loss of any newspaper is unfortunate, this book is an illuminating look at what happens when journalism dies in a particular community and how it can be saved.