The Daily News

Founded in 1919, the Daily News is the first tabloid newspaper in America. It is based in New York City and has a history of being the most controversial newspaper in the country. The paper is known for its sensational pictorial coverage and titillating stories, as well as its large staff of photographers. The Daily News also has a reputation for pursuing social justice and the rights of those who are marginalized in society.

The newspaper has always been a leader in technology, being the first to develop color printing in the 1930s. In addition to its extensive reporting on local politics and national news, the Daily News covers sports and celebrity gossip. The newspaper’s website features breaking news, live events and video content. The website is free to access and does not require a subscription.

Joseph Medill Patterson, the publisher of the Chicago Tribune, launched the Daily News in 1919. The tabloid quickly became popular in the Big Apple, largely due to its sensational content and a focus on local issues. By the mid-1920s, circulation was above 1.5 million. The newspaper was able to capitalize on a growing concern amongst Americans over government corruption and social injustice.

As a result, the Daily News was able to attract a diverse readership that included liberals and conservatives. The newspaper grew at a rapid rate during the 1920s, making it the biggest newspaper in the United States. By the end of the decade, the Daily News moved from its Park Place headquarters to a new building on 42nd Street, which is still used as its headquarters. The building was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It is an official New York City and United States landmark. It was later used as the inspiration for the Daily Planet building in the Superman franchise.

By the late 1970s, the Daily News was struggling to compete with its rival, the New York Post, which had more readers. By this time, the newspaper was losing more than $1 million a month. The newspaper was on the verge of extinction when it was purchased by Mortimer Zuckerman, a media mogul. Zuckerman began implementing major changes in an attempt to revive the newspaper’s earning potential. He invested $60 million in color presses and repositioned the Daily News as a “serious tabloid.”

The Daily News continued to be profitable, but by the beginning of the 21st century, it was no longer a frontrunner in the newspaper industry. By 2016, it had a circulation of less than half a million. In an effort to appeal to a younger audience, the Daily News began reverting to its roots by using more provocative headlines such as giving Republican senator Ted Cruz the middle finger through the Statue of Liberty’s hand and repeating the most famous headline from 1975: “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD.” The newspaper is currently owned by the Tribune Company and is one of the leading newspapers in the United States.