The New York Daily News
New York Daily News
In its heyday in the 1920s, the Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that excelled at digging up crime and corruption. It was a model for The Daily Planet in the first two Superman movies and for the tabloid depicted in the 1994 film “The Paper.” It won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary, feature writing and international reporting.
It was also a staunch Republican paper until the 1940s, when it began shifting toward conservative populism. It endorsed George W. Bush in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. During the 1980s, The Daily News was close to bankruptcy on several occasions, including in 1982 when a newspaper strike threatened the company’s survival. A millionaire named Robert Maxwell offered financial assistance and The Daily News was saved. It was sold to Mort Zuckerman in 1993.
Despite the shift to local content, the Daily News was still one of the nation’s top newspapers by circulation, with around 2.4 million weekly readers. However, the newspaper’s profits continued to decline as it struggled with declining advertising revenue and the rise of digital competition.
By early 2019 the paper was laying off journalists, and by 2020, it had closed its Manhattan headquarters at 4 New York Plaza. The newspaper was also preventing Internet users in the European Union from accessing its website, on grounds that it didn’t meet data protection requirements.
The Daily News is an American tabloid founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. It was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format and reached its peak circulation in 1947, with 2.4 million copies a day. It is not related to the earlier New York Daily News, which shut down in 1906.
The Daily News is a leading source of New York City and national news, as well as sports news about the Yankees, Mets and Giants. Its award-winning writers and columnists provide analysis of politics, celebrity gossip and more. Readers can also find local information about the city, including street fashion and restaurants. The Daily News is available in print, on the web and on mobile devices. Its apps allow subscribers to download editions for offline reading, and the newspaper also provides a free news alert service. The Daily News is rated Left-Center for bias, and High for factual reporting due to its reasonable fact check record. Ad Fontes Media rates the Daily News as biased toward the left and reliable for analysis/fact reporting. It is a member of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Subscribers can support the News by donating through its website. In 2018, the News prevented users in Europe from accessing its website on grounds that it did not comply with European Union data protection laws. The News has been criticized for not being transparent about its financial backing. It has a large ownership stake held by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund notorious for cutting journalists at other local newspapers to maximize profits.