A daily newspaper is a publication that contains the latest news, information and opinions about politics, crime, business and other topics of interest to its readers. Daily newspapers often feature local and international news, sports, and entertainment stories as well as opinion pieces and feature articles. They are usually printed on a large, high-quality paper and distributed in large numbers throughout the day, both in print and online. Some of the most popular daily newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
The Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper published in New York City. Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News by Joseph Medill Patterson and initially a subsidiary of the Tribune Company of Chicago, the newspaper became the first successful tabloid in the United States. The Daily News attracted many readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons. The News also published a broad range of other entertainment features, such as classified ads, celebrity gossip and a popular entertainment section.
Despite the fact that the News was founded as a conservative publication, it gradually shifted its editorial stance toward a moderate liberal platform. In the 1940s, it supported isolationism in the early stages of World War II and then endorsed conservative populism during the 1950s and 1960s. The News also influenced the political climate in the United States, as its editorial page was considered to be more influential than the Post.
In the late 19th century, the newspaper established radio stations and a television station (WPIX). It also built an iconic headquarters building at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, which was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building later served as the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films, and it now houses the world headquarters of the Associated Press. The News relocated to 450 West 33rd Street (also known as 5 Manhattan West) in 1995.
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