The Daily News

Daily News is a newspaper published in New York City. The paper is known for its investigative reporting and a strong focus on celebrity gossip, sports, and other local news. Each day, the newspaper is edited to be as unbiased as possible. The paper scours 100+ sources for the latest news, and it’s distributed throughout the country to over 1 million readers every day.

The paper’s history began in the 1920s when it was founded by publisher William H. Maxwell and drew thousands of readers a day. Its success was due to its brassy pictorial style, which emphasized scandalous and titillating stories as well as larger photographs. It also delved into politics and social intrigue, including the Teapot Dome Scandal and Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII that led to the abdication of the British monarchy. The Daily News was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.

By the end of the 1920s, the Daily News had established itself as the biggest newspaper in the United States. It expanded its coverage into the world and diversified its editorial content with reader contests, cartoon strips, and a daily crossword puzzle. In 1928, it even went so far as to use a hidden camera to photograph Ruth Snyder mid-electrocution for murdering her husband, and the photo was published on the front page the following day.

Despite its success, the Daily News faced financial difficulties. The rise of television and radio, as well as a decline in circulation due to labor strikes and changing times, threatened the paper’s survival. To combat these challenges, the Daily News began a series of cost-cutting measures, including the sale of the New York Post to the Tribune Company.

In 1946, the Daily News established WPIX (Channel 11 in New York City), whose call letters were based on its nickname “New York’s Picture Newspaper”. The News would later buy what became an FM simulcast of its AM namesake and now serves as the Daily News Radio Network.

By the 1980s, the Daily News was losing money at an alarming rate, but it continued to publish. In 1990, the newspaper’s former owners — the Tribune Publishing Company — sold the Daily News to Tronc for one dollar. The News subsequently trimmed its payroll and moved out of the Daily News Building into a single-story office at 5 Manhattan West.

Today, the Daily News is an award-winning news organization with an international reach that spans the globe. Its reporters and editors are constantly in search of the next big story that will have a major impact on our daily lives. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers bring you the latest in news from America’s greatest city — and beyond. No one covers the Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets like the Daily News!

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