The New York Daily News

The New York Daily News

Daily News

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The New York Daily News, formerly known as the New York Daily News and earlier as the Illustrated Daily News and the New York Daily Mirror, is an American morning tabloid newspaper founded in 1919. It was the first tabloid newspaper in the United States and is currently one of the nation’s highest-circulation newspapers, printing about 200,000 copies each day. The Daily News is owned by Tronc, the publishing operations of the Tribune Company, and is based in Lower Manhattan.

In the 1920s, the Daily News became famous for its sensational reporting of crime, scandal, and violence, as well as lurid photographs, celebrity gossip, and other entertainment features. The paper’s coverage of the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII helped drive its readership.

As the News moved toward a more liberal editorial stance, it lost some of its readership to the more conservative New York Post. By the 1970s, the News positioned itself as a moderate-to-liberal alternative to the Post, and it continued to compete in circulation with the Post through the 1980s and 1990s.

Today, the News has a high-quality staff that covers all aspects of New York City life and national events in its newsroom. It maintains a number of bureaus throughout the city, including locations at City Hall, within One Police Plaza, and in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. It also operates WPIX, the city’s television station, whose call letters derive from its nickname of “New York’s Picture Newspaper”; and WFAN, an AM radio station.

In addition to its print edition, the News publishes a weekly magazine called Weekend. The Daily News website features extensive local news and features, as well as a comprehensive classified ads section.