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Daily News is an award-winning newspaper based in New York. It offers live coverage of national and local news, New York exclusives, politics and the latest in gossip and entertainment. It also features an opinion section and a comprehensive sports coverage, including the Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets.
Founded in 1919, by Joseph Medill Patterson, as the Illustrated Daily News (later renamed to the Daily News), it was the first tabloid in the United States and reached its peak circulation in 1947. Its lurid coverage of crime and scandal, a wide variety of large photographs, cartoons, and other entertaining features helped make it popular with many readers.
Its editorial stance has been described as “flexibly centrist” and was a moderately liberal alternative to the New York Post, which had been an uncompromising right-wing paper. The Daily News also published articles that defended the United States’ policy of isolationism in World War II.
The paper’s staff includes hundreds of reporters, copy editors, photographers and graphics designers. It has offices in New York City and in various locations across the state. It is owned by the News Corporation, which has several other publications as well.
At one time, the Daily News was the most widely distributed newspaper in the United States; it was often referred to as the “New York Times of the 1920s.” In addition to the main office on Fifth Avenue, the News had bureaus in other parts of the city and in the state. It was one of the first newspapers to employ photojournalists.
In the 1920s, the paper was known for its sensational crime, scandal and sports stories. The Daily News was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.
A major competitor of the New York Post, it was the largest daily newspaper in the United States during most of the 20th century. Its circulation declined dramatically during the 1970s and 1980s, but it remained an important source of local news in New York City.
Today, the Daily News is still a popular choice for a wide range of readers. It is a reliable and respected source of news and features many prominent writers, columnists and opinion formers. It is widely regarded as the most authoritative source of news in the city and has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes. The Daily News is also the most frequently used newspaper on mobile devices, with a large share of traffic coming from smartphones and other portable devices.