The New York Daily News, founded in 1919, was the first successful tabloid newspaper. Its sensational crime coverage, lurid photographs and cartoons made it the most widely read paper in the United States at that time.
The Daily News is owned by tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Its circulation is currently the ninth-largest newspaper in the United States, with about 200,000 copies sold each day.
About the Daily News
The Daily News, now a part of the tronc publishing company, has been in business since 1919, and was the first newspaper to print tabloid format. Its early articles emphasized political wrongdoing and social intrigue, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and Wallis Simpson’s abdication as queen.
In 1926, the Daily News became the first American newspaper to feature a wirephoto service. Its photographers also developed a reputation for taking large and prominent photographs of news, entertainment and sports events.
Its flamboyant style helped the paper become known as “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” In addition to its print edition, the News also published a weekly radio program and a television station called WPIX-TV, which it later acquired. The newspaper has also been owned by the publisher of the New York Post and by former Tribune executives Edward Zuckerman and Robert Woodruff.
About the News-O-Matic Website
The News-O-Matic site includes interactive daily news articles, news-related activities, and a variety of learning resources that students can use to improve their reading skills in science, social studies, and literacy. The site is available across the web and all mobile devices, making it easy for students to learn anywhere.
News-O-Matic is a free, interactive learning resource that teaches children critical thinking and global awareness. Thousands of schools incorporate News-O-Matic content into their literacy, science and social studies curriculums.
Teachers can browse news stories by topic and search articles by standards to align with their classroom content. Each article comes with essential questions that are designed to help students better understand the content.
A variety of text sets are available, based on key topics in science, social studies and ELA. Each unit has objectives and essential questions that are aligned to state and national standards.
For a variety of language learning needs, the News-O-Matic site offers articles written in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, and Mandarin. These stories are also translated by a team of native speakers to provide the most accurate text.
Our goal is to help students of all ages learn the basics of reading and writing, while improving their literacy skills. By providing a range of reading levels, News-O-Matic helps students of all reading abilities to engage with and enjoy the articles.
About the News-O-Matic App
The News-O-Matic app features interactive daily news articles that teach critical thinking, media literacy and global awareness. Its easy-to-use format enables students to learn anytime, anywhere, and supports all learning styles. The app is free and available for iOS and Android devices, and is also a great resource for supplemental learning on the go.