Death of the Daily News
The New York Daily News, or simply the Daily News, is an American morning tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. The Daily News grew rapidly, and in 1929 was the world’s largest newspaper in terms of circulation. It became the first successful tabloid in the United States, attracting readers with sensational coverage of crime and corruption, lurid photographs, and cartoons. It competed fiercely with the even more sensational New York Post and, in the later 20th century, with Rupert Murdoch’s rival paper The New York Times.
But in recent years, the News has struggled to maintain its relevance as local news outlets face declining advertising revenue and the rise of social media. Its current owner, the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, has imposed buyouts and cuts, and some journalists have vowed to fight for their jobs. Some are starting campaigns calling for local benefactors to “save” their newspapers.
In the meantime, a small town in western Pennsylvania is attempting something different: to become its own source of local news by empowering citizens and giving them the tools they need to report on their community. With a deep understanding of what local journalism is and what it can do, Death of the Daily News is a richly fascinating and necessary anatomy of what happens when a town’s newspaper dies—and how some are trying to build something new in its place.
As the Daily News’s headquarters moved from its original building on East 42nd Street to its subsequent location at 450 West 33rd, a wooden bench in the lobby remained where staff members had left it. Over the decades, it was occupied by reporters and other staffers, including legendary boxing writer Jimmy Cannon and a number of former newsroom heads.
In 2018, as the Daily News faces its greatest challenge ever, the bench is still there. But it is occupied by people who are fighting for the future of journalism—and they’re not alone.
The Yale Daily News is published every weekday when the University is in session, and is typically distributed throughout campus. The paper features a mix of news and opinion, with special sections on sports, arts and entertainment, and national and international affairs. The newspaper is the oldest college daily in the United States, and alumni of its pages have gone on to prominent careers in journalism, public service, and academia.
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