In its 20th-century heyday, The Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived by digging into crime and corruption. It provided the inspiration for The Daily Planet, the tabloid depicted in the 1994 movie “The Paper,” and won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and investigative journalism. But the once-flourishing newspaper has struggled in recent years, losing millions of dollars while struggling with declining readership and a shrinking advertising market. Its current owner, Tribune Publishing, has cut staff, enacted buyouts and shifted its focus to online.
The New York Daily News (commonly referred to as the paper) is a morning daily tabloid newspaper that serves New York City, its surrounding region and the world. Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, it was the first newspaper published in tabloid format and at its peak circulation reached 2.4 million copies each day.
It is the nation’s largest city newspaper and one of the oldest newspapers still in print. It is owned by Tribune Publishing, and its editors are known for their muckraking and investigative reporting. Its news and opinion departments have also won numerous awards. The paper’s editorial policy is progressive, and its style and coverage have influenced many other American papers.
During the pandemic, the paper ran articles about local public health issues and offered tips on dealing with the disease. Its editors have also spoken out about the impact of the coronavirus on their families and those of their colleagues.
On the other hand, the paper has taken a tough stance on President Trump and his policies. The editorial page has criticized the administration’s travel ban, and its reporters have reported extensively on immigration and asylum.
The paper has also been a leader in reporting on racial justice and has supported the work of prosecutors investigating police officers who have killed unarmed people. It is a member of the National Press Club and the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
A digital edition of the paper is available for download on mobile devices. It features a simple user interface and includes advanced reading tools for an enhanced experience. Subscribers can read the E-dition at home, work or on the go, and can share stories with friends through email.
Another digital version of the paper is The Yale Daily News, which provides a daily newspaper during the academic year and special issues such as the Yale-Harvard game day issue, Commencement Issue and First Year Issue. The News is financially and editorially independent of the university and works with the campus cultural centers and affiliated student groups to celebrate the diverse perspectives in Yale’s community.
In its 1920s heyday, The Daily News was the largest newspaper in the country. Its headquarters was on East 42nd Street at Second Avenue, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building is now the world headquarters of the Associated Press and is known as Manhattan West. The newspaper remained in the 42nd Street location until 1995, when it moved to its current headquarters at 450 West 33rd Street.