The Daily News, a morning daily tabloid newspaper in New York City, is among the most widely circulated in the United States. It was founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News and later changed its name to the Daily News. With a circulation of 1.5 million copies a day by 1930, it became one of the leading newspapers in the country. In the next decade, the newspaper’s circulation grew to nearly 2 million copies.
In recent years, the newspaper has become more liberal and moderate. While still a conservative publication, the Daily News has been able to achieve a “high-minded” editorial stance. This is according to the New York Times, which has described the paper’s “flexibly centrist” editorial approach.
A key difference between the Daily News and other newspapers is that it features a strong focus on investigative reporting. The Daily News offers an interactive edition that gives readers the opportunity to share their stories via email, Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels. Users can also download editions for offline reading.
The Daily News is a member of Independent Media, a multi-platform content company that produces 20 prominent newspapers. Among these are the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Metro. These publications cover breaking news, features, sports, politics and entertainment. As of April 2016, the newspaper has a circulation of about 200,000.
One of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Daily News Building, which was an official city landmark. For decades, the building housed the newspaper’s headquarters. It was a model for the Daily Planet, which was the fictional newspaper in the Superman movies.
The News Building also served as the world headquarters for the Associated Press. When the building moved from East 42nd Street to West 33rd Street in 1995, dozens of long-time staffers sat on a bench in the lobby. Bill Gallo wrote an article about the bench. Other writers who sat on it were legendary boxing writer Jimmy Cannon and former New York Post columnist and reporter Dick Young.
In the 1990s, the Daily News’ newsroom began to undergo major shifts. Tribune Publishing, which owns the Daily News, decided to cut its staff by half. Although the paper is no longer published in Lower Manhattan, its former subsidiary, WPIX-TV, remains in the building. Despite its financial difficulties, the Daily News is a newspaper that continues to provide an independent voice to its readers.
Along with its news coverage, the newspaper also features an opinion section. These opinions are written by award-winning journalists. The Daily News is particularly popular with readers who are time-challenged. They include comics and photographs for entertainment, sports, news, classified ads and an op-ed section.
Many reporters have won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary. The Daily News has been the recipient of eleven Pulitzers since its inception in 1919. This is the ninth most widely circulated newspaper in the U.S., and is a leader in local and regional news coverage.