The Daily News
The Daily News is an American morning tabloid newspaper published in New York City. Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, it was the first successful tabloid in the United States. The paper became known for sensational crime and scandal coverage, lurid photographs, and entertainment features. At its peak circulation in 1947, the paper had 2.4 million readers each day. Today the newspaper is a subsidiary of Tronc. The current newspaper retains its focus on entertainment and celebrity gossip but also includes intense city news coverage, classified ads, a comic section, and a sports section.
The New York Daily News is the only major daily newspaper in Manhattan. Its building at 220 East 42nd Street (now a historic landmark) was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The paper moved to a larger headquarters at 450 West 33rd Street, now called Manhattan West, in 1995. The News maintains a number of local offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, at City Hall, within One Police Plaza, and in state and federal courthouses throughout the city.
Despite being locked in a fierce circulation battle with its even more sensational rival, the New York Post, the Daily News has maintained its reputation as one of the country’s top-selling newspapers for much of its history. By the 1980s, the News had shifted its editorial stance from its longtime support of isolationism to a moderately centrist, conservative populist position.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper. Founded on January 28, 1878, the News is financially and editorially independent from the university. In addition to the main daily edition, the News publishes a Friday supplement called WEEKEND and several special issues each year in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.