Daily News is one of the world’s great newspapers, renowned for its award-winning writing and opinion formers. Read the latest national and local news, New York exclusives, politics and gossip from the world’s greatest city. It also covers the Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets from a variety of angles.
It has an illustrious history: Established in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News (and later the Daily News), it was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States and reached peak circulation of 2.4 million copies a day in 1947. Today, the New York Daily News is still one of the most popular newspapers in the country.
Founded by Joseph Medill Patterson, it was a subsidiary of the Tribune Company. It was the first to cover crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs and cartoons and other entertainment features.
The New York Daily News was the paper of choice for New York’s leading lights and celebrities, and it played a key role in the city’s social and cultural life. It also made notable contributions to the nation’s technological advancements: it was the first newspaper in the world to adopt color printing in 1926 and the first to use a computer-generated photograph.
In addition to its print edition, the Daily News also has a website, a radio station and a television station. In 1948 it launched WPIX, which was the first television station in New York to carry live coverage of breaking news and was a major early step in television journalism.
Among the most popular of all the Daily News’s digital offerings is its interactive E-dition, which features a simple user interface and the latest digital tools for a more engaging experience. This is the most convenient way to enjoy the newspaper of your choice – whenever and wherever you like.