The Daily News of New York City
In 1919, Joseph Medill Patterson launched the New York Daily News, the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. In the 1920s, the Daily News became known for its sensational coverage of crime and social intrigue. By the 1940s, it reached peak circulation at 2.4 million copies a day.
The Daily News also emphasized photography. During the 1930s, the newspaper began to use Associated Press wirephoto services. Its photography also attracted readers with lurid photographs of crime and entertainment.
The Daily News is one of the most widely read newspapers in the country. The newspaper’s circulation has increased to over 200,000 in recent years. This makes it the ninth most widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States. However, the paper has been in financial distress for decades.
The Daily News has been owned by tronc, a Chicago-based media company, since 2017. Tronc has a large portfolio of print, radio and television properties, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Daily Beast.
Since the 1980s, the Daily News has exhibited a moderate-to-liberal bias. In the late 1970s, the newspaper was criticized for its left-leaning editorial positions. As a result, the paper’s staff was slashed in half. Still, the newspaper has won a variety of Pulitzer Prizes for its commentary and reporting.
The Daily News’s mission remains to chronicle life in New York City. Several special issues are published each year. These include the Commencement Issue and Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue. A reader can find the daily paper online and in print. Readers can also subscribe to the newspaper and download an edition for offline reading. Users can also swipe between pages and share stories through email.
While the Daily News is in trouble, there are hopes that the newspaper can revive. Andrew Conte has written an amazing book about how a town deals with its loss. He has organized the book into stages of grief. His writing is engrossing and accessible to the average citizen. Ultimately, he argues that there are still people who are trying to build a new kind of local journalism.
Although the death of a newspaper in a town is devastating, it is a part of an overall trend of technological disruption in American journalism. People are becoming gatekeepers of information, and communities are struggling to separate facts from gossip. For these reasons, Death of the Daily News is a vitally important book.
Andrew Conte has done a fine job of exploring what a town goes through after its newspaper dies. His book is accessible to the general public and scholars alike. But in a world where local news deserts are growing, he offers a hopeful view of how we can rebuild the future of news in America.
The Death of the Daily News is an excellent read for anyone interested in local journalism. Not only does the book explore how communities deal with losing a major paper, it also shows what some are doing to build a new kind of journalism.