The Daily News

A daily newspaper is a type of periodical publication that contains news articles and features. It is usually written in an objective and factual style, but may also contain opinion pieces (called editorials) and personal opinions expressed by columnists. Typically, a newspaper has sections covering a range of topics such as world and local news, politics, crime, sports, business, technology, health and medicine, science and agriculture. It can be found in a wide variety of formats, including print, on the internet and as an electronic newspaper or magazine, such as an interactive digital edition.

Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News is a daily newspaper based in New York City, United States. It is one of the oldest and most widely read newspapers in the world. It was the first tabloid to gain wide popularity, owing its success to its smaller size, brassy editorial tone, focus on more scandalous and titillating stories, and comics strips. The paper quickly established itself as the largest in the United States, and its circulation surpassed that of both the New York Times and the New York Post by the end of the Roaring Twenties.

After a brief lull, the Daily News saw a resurgence in popularity during the Cold War. It launched a television station that would later become WPIX, and purchased an AM radio station called WABC. Its tabloid format and larger photographs attracted subway commuters, who found it easier to handle on the train than their rival papers. The News would also establish a number of local bureaus throughout the city.

By the time the 1980s arrived, the Daily News was in trouble. It had been losing $1 million a month, and the parent company Tribune Co. was considering selling it or closing it altogether. But a bid by media mogul Mort Zuckerman saved the day. He successfully negotiated contracts with the paper’s unions, and in January 1993, he took over the Daily News, rebranding it as “America’s newspaper” and investing $60 million in color presses.

In the 1990s, the Daily News developed a reputation for protecting the First Amendment and championing the rights of New York City’s underserved population. Its journalists won Pulitzer Prizes in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on race, welfare and social issues, and in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s coverage of police brutality against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

Today, the Daily News is still one of the most influential and important newspapers in America. It has a long history of covering national and international news, and is the largest newspaper in New York City. It is owned by Tronc, a subsidiary of The Chicago Tribune Company. The Daily News is available for purchase in hard copy and digital form. It has a large online presence and is also available in an interactive digital version, the Daily News E-dition, that offers enhanced features to readers. Each Daily News article includes comprehension and critical thinking questions, as well as “Background” and “Resources” sections that provide additional information to help students understand the story.