The Daily News is an award-winning daily newspaper published in New York. It’s the ninth-largest daily newspaper in the United States and has a circulation of more than 200,000 copies per day. In addition to news coverage, the paper offers sports, celebrity gossip and opinion. They have won eleven Pulitzer Prizes.
The Daily News was founded in 1919, originally as the Illustrated Daily News. Later, it became one of the first newspapers in the United States to be printed in a tabloid format. When they first started, they were known for their lurid and sensational coverage of crime, as well as cartoons and photos of celebrities. One of the first uses of the Associated Press wirephoto service was for the Daily News.
Over time, the Daily News grew to be an important part of the community in New York. During the 1940s, they espoused conservative populism and helped promote isolationism during World War II. Several years later, they became a left-leaning alternative to the right-wing New York Post.
For decades, the Daily News was a staunch Republican newspaper. After World War II, the paper shifted its editorial stance and became a “populist” and “high-minded” publication. This is reflected in the paper’s AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left.
The newspaper’s owner is Mortimer B. Zuckerman, a real estate developer and media mogul. He purchased the newspaper in 1993. Shortly thereafter, he sold it to Tribune Publishing for $1. However, the paper has been in financial trouble for many years. While it has exhibited a moderate-to-liberal bias in recent years, it is still widely read in the U.S. and KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa.
Andrew Conte’s book, Death of the Daily News, explores what happens when a community loses its local newspaper. The book provides a detailed look at the process. Through a variety of perspectives, the author explains why local journalism is so important. And he argues that there is hope that a new type of local journalism can rise again.
Conte, a former journalist and reporter for several major newspapers, approaches the subject with empathy. Using an insightful and eloquent prose style, the author examines the different stages of grief. Whether it’s the angst of losing a job, the frustration of seeing a friend or family member get sick, or the anger of having to watch a loved one die, Conte provides readers with a thorough picture of the grieving process. Ultimately, the book’s conclusion reveals that while the death of a local newspaper is sad, there’s hope that a new form of journalism can be born.
The book is a valuable contribution to the debate over how newspapers can survive in a digital world. Readers will be able to enjoy the book’s witty, poignant prose and gain a better understanding of the importance of local journalism. Regardless of one’s political affiliation, the book will appeal to anyone interested in the role of journalism.
A must-read for journalists and scholars alike, Death of the Daily News is a fascinating and important book. Ultimately, it makes a case for the value of local journalism and is accessible to ordinary citizens.