What is a Daily News?

Daily news is a type of newspaper that focuses on current events and has a very high circulation. Many of these newspapers have a local focus, meaning that they are printed in a very specific area. These papers are often a good source of information on local issues, such as crime or city politics. Daily news can be found in most public libraries, and some people subscribe to them as a way to keep up with the latest developments in their community.

The New York Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper in the United States and reached its peak circulation in 1947 at 2.4 million copies per day. It is known for its investigative journalism, especially in the areas of police and city government. The News also specializes in photography, having been an early user of the AP wirephoto service and maintaining a large staff of photographers. The paper was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, a publisher of the Chicago Tribune.

After Patterson’s death in 1939, the News was purchased by the Tribune Publishing Company, which renamed it the New York Times Publishing Company. In 1978, the News was hit hard by a strike of several unions that closed its offices and hampered production. The strikes slashed the News’s circulation by 145,000, causing it to lose its position as New York City’s primary newspaper to the rival New York Post and the Times.

In the late 1980s and 1990s, the News developed a reputation for its strong editorial voice, particularly on social issues. This helped the paper win Pulitzer Prizes in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on race and welfare issues, and again in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s coverage of the police beating of Abner Louima. The paper also built up its reputation for its defense of the First Amendment and the rights of New York City residents who might otherwise have been unheard by the city’s political and business elite.

The News also has a long history of pursuing the latest in technology, including publishing one of the first newspapers in color and developing an electronic publishing system that it claimed to be the first metropolitan newspaper to use. It also pioneered a weekly sports column section called “Daily News Live.” The News is currently owned by Tronc, which acquired the newspaper in 2017. The paper continues to operate out of its landmark art deco News Building at 220 East 42nd Street, designed by Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells and featuring a giant globe in the lobby (it later became the model for the Daily Planet building in the Superman movies). The News is still headquartered in the News Building, but its main printing operation is now located at 450 West 33rd Street. Its former radio station, WPIX-AM, now occupies the space previously occupied by the News on the 42nd Street site. This building is a National Historic Landmark.