History of the Daily News

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Daily news is a type of newspaper that reports on daily events. These events may include local and national news, sports, celebrity gossip, business, politics, entertainment, and other topics of interest. A daily newspaper will usually also contain a comics section, horoscopes, classified ads, and other features of interest to readers. Many newspapers have online versions of their print editions, allowing readers to access them from any internet-enabled device.

The history of the New York Daily News began in 1919 with Joseph Medill Patterson establishing a newspaper in Park Place in Manhattan. The Daily News quickly established itself as a major city newspaper, featuring prominent photographs and intense city news coverage. It was able to attract such columnists as Ed Sullivan, who later became famous for his television show. By the 1940s, the Daily News had attracted a large audience, becoming the nation’s largest newspaper by circulation.

In the late 1990s, the Daily News re-established its reputation as an advocate for the First Amendment and the rights of New Yorkers, particularly those considered to be marginalized by society. This was reflected by the newspaper’s win of a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1996, awarded to E.R. Shipp, and another in 1998, given to Mike McAlary for his coverage of police brutality against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

By the early 1980s, the Daily News had lost much of its audience to its competitors, especially the New York Post and the New York Times. This was in part due to a multi-union strike that lasted over a year. Although the strike affected all three of the city’s major newspapers, the Daily News suffered the most, losing 145,000 daily subscribers.

In March 1991, controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell purchased the newspaper from the Tribune Company. Maxwell sought to cut costs, and the Daily News was restructured. The newspaper’s ten unions were not happy, and they launched a 147-day strike that wiped out the profit that the paper had been making in the previous quarter alone.

The newspaper regained some of its popularity in the late 1990s, when it started a weekly insert called BET Weekend for African Americans that soon spread nationwide. This was followed by the Caribbean Monthly, and by 1997 the Daily News had a total circulation of over one million in fifteen markets. By the end of the decade, however, the paper was losing money and circulation was rapidly declining. In March 2000, the Daily News was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Maxwell died in November of that year. The Daily News continued to decline in circulation and profitability until it was finally shut down in June 2007. The New York Daily News has been revived on several occasions since then, but each time its parent company has run into financial difficulties. The current version of the Daily News is published by Tronc. It is a tabloid format with a focus on New York City.