What is a Daily News?

Daily news is a type of newspaper that reports on current events. Unlike a regular paper, it is usually written in a short, sharp style and often features colorful photographs. It may also contain a mix of stories that focus on political and social issues. It is often distributed in local markets and has a large circulation. This paper is also known as a tabloid and can be found in many different sizes and formats.

The New York City based Daily News is one of the world’s oldest newspapers and was founded in 1919. It was originally called the Illustrated Daily News, but changed its name to the Daily News in 1929 and grew rapidly as a result of its sensational crime and scandal coverage, lurid photographs, and cartoons. The News became the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States and was widely regarded as one of the most influential in the world.

In the 1930s, the Daily News emphasized political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue like Wallis Simpson’s relationship with King Edward VIII. It was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and had a large staff of photographers. In its heyday in the 1940s, Daily News distribution reached 2.4 million daily and was the most-read newspaper in America.

By the late 1990s, the Daily News was again gaining recognition for its investigative work and its defense of the rights of New York City residents. It won a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on racial issues and in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s coverage of the police beating of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. The paper also won a Pulitzer for Photography in 1999 for a photograph of a gang attacking a Puerto Rican youth.

The Daily News is currently owned by the Tribune Company and is edited by a group of editors-in-chief. In 1991, controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell bought the Daily News, along with many of the Tribune Company’s other publications. Maxwell sought to cut costs by firing the News’s ten union employees and outsourcing production to non-union staff, which caused a five month strike that wiped out the News’ profits.

The Yale Daily News is a student newspaper that publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year in the city of Yale and New Haven. Anyone is welcome to write a column, but it is preferred that submissions be related to the Yale-New Haven community. The News reserves the right to edit or reject any piece at its discretion. More information about writing a column can be found on its Newsroom Policies page. The newspaper is also available in an interactive edition, the Daily News E-dition, which can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. The E-dition also includes an archive of past Daily News articles. This website is free to use but we appreciate your donations to help us keep it running.