Daily News is a New York City newspaper that reaches over a million readers each day. It is published by the Daily News Media Group and has been in operation since 1919. It is owned by Chicago-based media conglomerate Tronc Inc.
Founded as the Illustrated Daily News in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, it was the first tabloid newspaper in the United States. During its heyday it ranked among the top-selling newspapers in the country.
A tabloid is a newspaper that features large and prominent photographs, often in an attractive or titillating manner. In addition to sensational crime and scandal coverage, the paper often contains lurid cartoons and other entertainment features.
The New York Daily News grew to be one of the largest and most widely circulated newspapers in the United States, reaching 2.4 million copies a day during its peak circulation period. Its coverage of the latest national news, sports and gossip has long been a draw.
Its eloquent coverage of international events has also helped the paper attract an increasingly diverse readership. In recent years it has expanded its coverage to include the political, cultural, and social lives of urban New Yorkers, focusing on local neighborhoods and boroughs rather than just Manhattan.
This has resulted in a more eclectic editorial stance. The Daily News remained a right-wing, pro-American newspaper for many decades, although it has been more moderate in recent times. In fact, it is now a “flexibly centrist” newspaper that is sometimes considered to be more akin to the New York Post than to its former rival, the New York Daily News.
Despite its declining circulation and reputation as a conservative paper, the New York Daily News has remained a staple of the media landscape, with a storied history that dates back to its founding. The News has a strong local presence, with bureaus in most of New York’s five boroughs and a radio station, WPIX (Channel 11), in the venerable building that once housed the newspaper at 450 West 33rd Street.