The Daily News is a tabloid newspaper that serves the New York City metropolitan area in the United States. It was founded in 1919 and is the successor to the Illustrated Daily News, a predecessor of the New York Times.
The newspaper features large photographs, intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, a comics section, classified ads, and sports and opinion sections. Its editorial stance has varied throughout its history, but it is now considered moderately liberal. In its earliest years it was strongly pro-Iron Curtain and isolationism, but it adopted a conservative populist stance in the 1940s and ’60s. The News has offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, at City Hall, within One Police Plaza, and throughout the state and federal courthouses of the city. It also maintains a satellite office in Manhattan West.
The paper’s original headquarters at 220 East 42nd Street (designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood) is an official city landmark. It was the inspiration for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The News moved to 450 West 33rd Street, also known as Manhattan West, in 1995. The News’s former radio station, WPIX-FM (now called CBS Radio), remains in the original Daily News building.