During its glory years, the New York Daily News had the largest circulation in the United States. It was the first daily newspaper to print in a tabloid format, and it attracted readers with its sensational coverage of crime. Its coverage of sports also remained strong. The Daily News became famous as the model for the tabloid in the 1994 movie, “The Paper.”
During the 1940s, the Daily News became known for its conservative populism. Its editorial stance was described as “highly minded” and “flexibly centrist”. The paper also espoused a right-wing viewpoint, especially during the early years of World War II. It was a popular newspaper, especially in the South.
The Daily News was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service, and its reporters were often known for their photographs. In addition, the Daily News was the first newspaper to print cartoons. It was also one of the first newspapers to use the wirephoto service to photograph prisoners. A reporter strapped a camera to his leg when he took a photograph of a prisoner’s execution. The Daily News also exhibited a keen interest in social intrigue.
In the early 1960s, the Daily News was a staunchly Republican newspaper. In the mid-1970s, it began to shift towards more liberal opinions. The Daily News continued to have strong sports coverage and strong local news coverage. However, it began to lose its ability to hold the city’s attention with just one headline. By the mid-1990s, the Daily News had a circulation of only 200,000. Its circulation continued to decline.
In 2017, the Daily News was purchased by Tribune Publishing for $1. Tronc is a Chicago-based media company. It agreed to take on all of the paper’s liabilities. The paper now publishes in New York State and Brooklyn, and maintains local bureaus in the Bronx and Queens.
The Daily News’s website offers its readers a variety of news content, including local business and agriculture news, feature writing, commentary, and large photographs. In addition, users can download editions to read offline. The Daily News’s interactive edition offers users an enhanced reading experience, with features that allow users to swipe between pages, share stories through email, and more. The interactive edition is available on computers and mobile devices.
During the early days of the Daily News, the paper was considered to be a tabloid size, as it included four columns instead of the six columns used today. Its newsroom was located at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The Daily News Building was the official landmark of New York City, and was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.
The Daily News had a huge staff of photographers. In addition, the paper developed a strong investigative team, which was known for its “deep dives into crime and corruption.” The Daily News was one of the first newspapers to cover the civil rights movement in the early 1970s. It also published a Sunday News. In 1947, the Daily News reached its peak circulation of 2.4 million copies per day. It also began publishing a radio station, called WPIX, which later became WFAN.