Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format and reached its peak circulation in 1947 at 2.4 million daily copies. Today, the newspaper is the eleventh-highest circulated in the United States and features a mix of national and local news with intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics and sports. The Daily News has won numerous awards for journalism including the Pulitzer Prize.
In addition to its main news section, the Daily News also has several specialty sections including World, Business, Sports and Entertainment. The paper has been known for sensational headlines, which often use loaded words to influence readers and promote a particular political viewpoint. Its editorial stance is liberal, though it has supported Republicans in some elections and was once a fervent advocate of isolationism during World War II.
The newspaper has a long history of financial problems, particularly in the 1980s when it nearly went out of business. In the early 1990s it faced bankruptcy again and was saved by a financial contribution from billionaire Robert Maxwell who became its sole owner. In 1993, he sold the News to Mortimer Zuckerman, who is its current owner.
Recently, the Daily News has trimmed its staff and cut its printing to save money and focus on online content. It has also scaled back on some local and international coverage. In an effort to stay competitive, the paper has focused on the Trump era and has increased coverage of issues such as crime and immigration.
Its website has become a primary source of information for many people who do not want to pay for newspapers. The Daily News has a number of blogs on its site that are updated frequently. These blogs provide information on a variety of topics that are not covered in the news section or do not fit with the main editorial stance of the newspaper.
The Daily News is located in the historic News Building on East 42nd Street and Second Avenue, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building is an official city and federal landmark. It houses the newspaper’s headquarters and is famous for its iconic oversized globe. The building was the model for the Daily Planet building in the Superman movies.
In 2021, an anonymous Yale College alumnus made a significant gift to support the Yale Daily News Historical Archive project. This donation facilitated the migration of the archive to a new user-friendly platform and allowed it to be expanded to include issues from 1996 to the present. The Archive is now available to the public. This work is a collaboration between the Yale University Library and the Daily News. The Library is grateful for this support. The Archive is freely accessible at http://newsarchive.yale.edu/. The Great Lakes Daily News, formerly GLIN Daily News, is a collection of news articles on Great Lakes issues from professional media sources in the United States and Canada.