The Daily News

The Daily News is a newspaper that is published in New York City. The newspaper is known for its sensational pictorial coverage and is often the first to report on breaking news stories. The newspaper is owned by the Tribune Company and is one of the most popular newspapers in the United States.

The New York Daily News was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The tabloid newspaper quickly found a niche on the city’s subway system, where commuters read it in between stops to keep up with political scandal and social intrigue. The paper also capitalized on its use of large photographs and titillating headlines to draw in readers.

Throughout the 1920s, the Daily News grew in popularity and size. Its success can largely be attributed to the fact that it was willing to go further than its competitors in pursuit of an attention-grabbing front page story. For example, in 1928, the newspaper’s Tom Howard strapped a hidden camera to his leg and snapped a picture of Ruth Snyder being sent to the electric chair for murdering her husband. The image was a sensation and won the newspaper national recognition.

In addition to its front page headlines, the newspaper was a pioneer in the use of wirephoto and developed a large staff of photographers. The newspaper also incorporated the use of slang and idioms into its reporting, such as “pull the wool over” and “go berserk.”

By the 1980s, however, the newspaper was beginning to wane in popularity and circulation. In 1985, the paper lost its last remaining loyal reader and in 1990 the Tribune Company (now Tronc) bought the newspaper for a dollar. The News soon became known as a union-busting publication and its editorial policy began to change significantly.

Regardless of its changing politics, the newspaper remained committed to its roots as a New York City publication. It still celebrated the city’s cultural diversity and emphasized its uniqueness with such slogans as “The Eyes, the Ears, the Honest Voice of New York” and “The most New York you can get.”

While the newspaper is no longer as influential as it once was, it has continued to be a staple of the New York metropolitan area. Its online version, the Daily News Digital Edition, is available for subscribers in a wide range of digital devices.

In order to analyze a news article, students can take a look at the three most common types of news articles: straight news, feature, and opinion. This teaching strategy helps students develop news literacy and critical thinking skills by identifying the key characteristics of each type of article.

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