The Daily News

Daily news is a newspaper published every day. It consists of local, national and international news as well as New York exclusives. It also includes political and opinion pieces written by renowned columnists and writers. The newspaper also covers sports, especially the Yankees, Mets and Giants.

The Daily News was founded in 1919 in New York City by Joseph Medill Patterson, the publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper was the first in the United States to print in tabloid format, and reached its peak circulation in 1947 at 2.4 million copies per day.

In the early and mid-twentieth century, the Daily News gained its reputation for sensational pictorial coverage of events in the city and beyond. It was a pioneer of using the Associated Press wire photo service and hired prominent photographers like Arthur B. Morley and Ed Sullivan, who went on to host The Ed Sullivan Show. It was also a staunch advocate of the First Amendment and was quick to defend the rights of those who were considered disenfranchised, winning Pulitzer Prizes for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on social issues and Mike McAlary’s reporting of police brutality against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

Unlike other major newspapers in the city, the Daily News never favored one political party over another. The paper was a Republican until the late 1970s, when it began to shift to a more centrist position — exemplified by its slogan, “The Eyes, the Ears, the Honest Voice of New York.” In 1975, the Daily News ran what would become one of its most famous headlines – after President Gerald Ford’s veto of a bankruptcy bailout for the city, the front page read, “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD!”

As the News struggled with declining circulation in the 1980s, its parent company, the Tribune Company, offered the newspaper up for sale. However, the Daily News’ ten unions refused to accept any offer that would require them to give up their jobs. Eventually, the Tribune Company had to hire non-union replacements in order to continue publishing; by 1990, this costly practice was eating up 44 percent of the newspaper’s revenue.

In January 1993, the New York Daily News was sold to Mort Zuckerman, who was the owner of The Atlantic. He inherited the company’s debts, but was able to pay off many of them by selling off other properties. The newspaper’s rebranding effort included the introduction of color on the front page, and the move to a smaller, more compact format. The paper is now the largest metro daily in the United States, with a circulation of over 3.6 million. It has won a number of awards for journalism, including the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary by Pete Hamill and Debby Krenek. Its editorial content is widely regarded as being more liberal than that of its rival, the New York Post. It is also considered to be the most influential newspaper in New York City.