In 1919, the New York Daily News was launched as the first tabloid newspaper in the United States. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons and entertainment features. It also ran editorials and opinion pieces that leaned left. During the 1920s, it was one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the world. However, the Depression and a series of strikes threatened to put it out of business. In 1982, the newspaper was almost sold to the Tribune Company, but a millionaire stepped in with financial assistance and the paper survived. It was bought in 1993 by Mort Zuckerman.
In recent years the Daily News has been reviving its circulation and reputation with its provocative headlines, such as the depiction of Newt Gingrich as a crying baby in 1995 and its front-page slam of the NYCHA for lying about handling tenant repair requests. It has been accused of bias, but it is well sourced and generally trustworthy for factual information. In the current political climate, it has a strong liberal bias and often uses loaded words to influence an audience.
The Daily News is known for its local news and focuses on New York City. It aims to portray New York through the prism of its working class rather than through the lens of partisan politics, according to journalist Alan Feuer. Its investigative journalism has uncovered corruption and wrongdoing by public officials. In the past, it has been a major force in combating the effects of urban poverty and has fought for the rights of New York’s working class residents.
Readers can find the latest breaking news, video, photos and blogs from the Daily News on their mobile devices, as well as share their own content with the paper through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The News also offers a wide range of subscription options including digital and print subscriptions.
The New York Daily News is a leading American tabloid newspaper and the most prominent daily news organization in New York City. It is a division of the Tribune Publishing Company, which was recently acquired by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund that has a history of cutting journalists at local papers to maximize profits. Ad Fontes Media rates it as Left-Center biased based on its liberal editorial positions and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting based on its reasonable fact checking record. In May, the Daily News lost its last local reporter, when 12 staff members resigned from the company in protest of the sale. The departures have raised concerns about the future of local journalism in America. This book is an insightful and empathetic account of the death of a small-town newspaper and the societal impact of such a loss, with a clear message that communities need their local papers. It is an important and timely read.