A daily newspaper is a periodical publication containing news, politics and current events. The word “daily” refers to the fact that it is published on a daily basis. These newspapers are often printed by large companies and distributed nationally or internationally. They may also be produced by local governments and distributed locally. They are often a key part of the public discourse.
The New York Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper founded in 1919. It was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States, and it attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons and other entertainment features. In the 1920s, it was a staunchly Republican newspaper, and embraced isolationism in early World War II. It later shifted to a more moderate-to-liberal editorial stance, and is frequently contrasted with its right-wing rival, the New York Post.
It is currently owned by tronc, which acquired it from publisher Mortimer Zuckerman in 2017. The newspaper has a circulation of about 200,000, although that is considerably lower than its mid-20th-century peak.
In addition to intense city news coverage, the paper features celebrity gossip, classified ads, a comics section, and sports coverage. It is also known for its bold, striking graphic design and photography. The New York Daily News was one of the first papers to use wirephotography and developed a highly trained staff of photographers. It was an early adopter of the Associated Press’s new color photography service in the 1930s and developed a unique style in its coverage of political wrongdoing and social intrigue, such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication.
The New York Daily News has many city bureaus, including ones in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as at City Hall, within One Police Plaza, and at various city and county courthouses. It also maintains a number of foreign bureaus. The newspaper’s headquarters at 220 East 42nd Street (also called the Daily News Building), designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is an official city landmark and a model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman movies. It was moved to 450 West 33rd Street, also known as Manhattan West, in 1995.