Death of the Daily News

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A New York City institution for nearly a century, the Daily News was once the nation’s largest newspaper, printing in tabloid format with intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, and an opinion section. The tabloid reached its peak circulation in 1947 with a daily distribution of 2.4 million copies. Its building on 42nd Street, with a giant globe in the lobby, was an official city landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, and was used as a model for the Daily Planet in the first two Superman films.

The current Daily News is published by Independent Media, a South African publishing house with a stable of 20 newspapers and websites. Its mission is to deliver news in a way that is uniquely tailored for the time-challenged rush hour reader, who demands accessible, relevant news with impact. It is a bold, fearless newspaper that takes risks to bring its readers the stories they need to know.

Daily news is about bringing the world to our readers, connecting them with their communities and each other through local news and events. Daily News award-winning writers and columnists deliver the latest national and local news, politics, New York exclusives, and the best in sports, celebrities, and gossip. No one covers the Yankees, Mets, Giants, and Jets like the Daily News.

The story of the death of a local newspaper is playing out in towns and cities across America, creating ‘news deserts’ where citizens have no access to reliable local information. In this perceptive, deeply reported book, Andrew Conte examines what happens when a community loses its paper and shows how residents are attempting to fill the gap as their own ‘citizen gatekeepers’. The result is an obituary for journalism as we have known it, but also a road map to its future. Supremely well written, Death of the Daily News is an essential read.