What is Daily News?

Daily news is a newspaper publication that reports current events and provides analysis of various issues in the society. This is an important source of information for people. It can be used to educate people about the world around them, as well as to inform them of the issues they need to address. It can also be used to entertain people. It can come in a variety of forms, from television and radio programs to magazines and newspapers. The job of daily news is to report the facts in a straightforward manner. It should not be misleading or sensationalized.

The New York Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919, the first US daily printed in tabloid format, and reaching its peak circulation in 1947, with 2.4 million copies distributed every day. Currently, it is owned by Tronc, and is still based in the historic art deco Daily News Building in New York City. The newspaper has a reputation for investigative journalism and often publishes pictures taken by its own photographers. It is considered one of the leading newspapers in the United States.

In the early days of the Daily News, it found abundant subject matter to cover: political wrongdoing like the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII, which led to his abdication. It devoted much attention to photography and was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service, developing a large staff of photographers. The paper had a brassy, pictorial style that set it apart from other dailies, and Time magazine called it “the most influential of all tabloids.”

However, in the 1970s the Daily News began to struggle. Its business model was outdated, and it was losing money. Its advertising revenue was decreasing, and its circulation was declining. In an effort to save the newspaper, its owners restructured it and cut costs. This included firing more than half of the newspaper’s editorial staff, including its editor-in-chief.

This resulted in a significant decrease in the newspaper’s circulation, and it became less influential in the public eye. In 1991, the controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell bought the newspaper. He hired James Willse as editor-in-chief, and the newspaper under his control had a brief resurgence. In 1993, he sold the Daily News to Mort Zuckerman, the owner of The Atlantic magazine and founder of the media company that later became Tronc.

In 2021, an anonymous Yale College alumnus made a significant gift to support the preservation of the Daily News Historical Archive. This generous contribution helped to fund the migration of the archive to a new platform, and the addition of back-issues.

The Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States and remains the primary source of news for students at Yale University. Many of the newspaper’s student editors, writers and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life. These include William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Strobe Talbott, and Calvin Trillin.