The Daily News

Daily News

Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 and currently based in New York City. It is the largest metro daily in the United States and features a diverse mix of national and local news, sports, celebrity gossip, and classified ads. The paper has a reputation for investigative journalism and championing the rights of the underprivileged. It has won a number of Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s work on welfare issues and another in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s coverage of police brutality against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

In addition to the paper’s extensive city news coverage and intense editorial section, it has large photographs, celebrity and entertainment sections, comics, a sports section, and an opinion page. The Daily News is a major source of information about the city’s government and politics, and it has long maintained local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Its history is marked by many events, both positive and negative, which have contributed to its evolution into a powerful force in the metropolitan area. The newspaper’s editorial policy has long been critical of government policies and practices, and its reporters have been at the forefront of uncovering corruption and wrongdoing. The Daily News has also become an important voice in the fight for civil rights and racial equality.

During the 1960s and 1970s, the Daily News became an increasingly influential force in the state of New York. Its political reporting was bolstered by the introduction of the Associated Press wire service, which allowed the newspaper to cover national events in addition to local ones. The Daily News also developed its reputation for exposing political scandals, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and the affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that eventually led to his abdication.

The News remained a dominant presence in the city’s media scene until it began to decline in circulation during the late 1980s, in part due to the multi-union strike that crippled the entire New York City printing industry for nearly three months. A decline in revenue also exacerbated the situation.

In 1991, controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell purchased the Daily News from the Tribune Company. He brought it into his Maxwell Corporation portfolio, which included The Atlantic and Britain’s Daily Mirror. When Maxwell acquired the Daily News, he had to pay substantial sums to the paper’s unions in order to break the union contracts. He soon consolidated his control over the paper by purchasing a majority interest in the rival tabloid, The New York Post. He ultimately sold the Daily News in 2017 to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company.

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