Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson and based in New York City. It was the first tabloid-style newspaper published in the United States and at its peak had a circulation of over 2 million. The paper emphasized sensational stories about crime and corruption and featured lurid photographs, as well as cartoons and other entertainment features. In the 1920s and 1930s, the newspaper was heavily engaged in a circulation battle with its rival the New York Post. Its screamer headlines, such as “Ford to City: Drop Dead,” kept the Post at bay, but the Daily News lost its early dominance by the end of the century.
In the early 1970s, the paper adopted a more moderate stance and regained some of its lost market share. During the 1980s and 1990s, the News moved even further to the left, becoming one of the most liberal newspapers in the country and a major alternative to the right-wing Post.
Today, the Daily News continues to be a prominent source of local and national news. Its website includes the latest breaking news, multimedia and opinion. It also offers a wide selection of subscription packages that allow users to access the Daily News on a variety of devices, including smartphones and tablets.
The paper’s website also contains a comprehensive archive of past stories that can be searched by keyword, subject or date. In addition, the site offers numerous podcasts and other digital content.
It has a reputation for investigative journalism and has been instrumental in uncovering various scandals in New York City and elsewhere in the United States. Its archives contain thousands of articles, photos and videos, many of which have never been seen before.
The Daily News was the inspiration for the television show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, which is also filmed in the building that once housed the newspaper. The former News headquarters, formerly known as the Daily News Building and now known as Manhattan West, was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and is an official city landmark. The former News radio station WPIX, now known as WFAN-FM, is still located in the building.