The Daily News

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A daily news is a newspaper that is published each day and contains news and information about current events. It may contain politics, business, sports, science and other news of interest to the public. Some well-known examples of daily newspapers include The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

The New York Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 and based in the city of New York. It is one of the largest and most famous daily newspapers in the United States. It has a large readership and is known for its investigative journalism, political coverage, and entertainment news. Many of the paper’s writers and columnists have gone on to prominent careers in journalism or politics.

In the 1920s the newspaper flourished, attracting readers with stories of political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. It was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a substantial staff of photographers.

As the world entered the tumultuous period of the Second World War, The Daily News gained even greater fame and popularity with its extensive reporting on the conflict. At the peak of its circulation in 1947, The Daily News was read by 2.4 million people daily and had a total weekly audience of 4.7 million. This made it the most widely-read newspaper in the country. Its brassy, pictorial style contributed greatly to its success.

After the end of the war, The Daily News continued to prosper, gaining more and more readers. It was still a staunchly conservative publication, but it began to shift toward a more moderate position as the 1960s approached. In 1975, it ran what was perhaps its most famous headline ever, stating “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD” after President Gerald Ford’s veto of a bankruptcy bailout for New York City.

By the 1980s, The Daily News was struggling to keep up with its competition in the wake of declining sales and increased newspaper production costs. Its owners, the Tribune Publishing Company (later renamed Tronc), began to scale back its operations, reducing the paper’s printing plant and moving its headquarters from the News Building to a single floor in Five Manhattan West. The Daily News launched a quarterly insert, BET Weekend for African Americans in 1996, which was incredibly successful.

In 1991, The Daily News’s owner, publisher and editor-cum-interim James Willse was unable to prevent Maxwell’s death from bankrupting the newspaper. He sold it to Mort Zuckerman for $36 million, less than half the amount offered by Conrad Black of Hollinger Inc., who also owned the Chicago Sun-Times and Britain’s Daily Telegraph. The New York Daily News’s ten unions then embarked on a five-month strike that would ultimately cost the paper up to a million dollars. The newspaper survived the strike by using non-union replacement staff. It was renamed The New York Post shortly thereafter.