Daily News

A daily news is a publication that reports on events in the world each day. It usually includes a variety of topics, including politics, business, and sports. It also contains editorials and opinions, which offer different perspectives on the news. Daily news publications have a wide audience, which includes both business and the general public. Often, daily newspapers are considered the most important sources of information in their markets.

A number of prominent daily news publications have a long history in the United States. The New York Daily News, which was founded in 1919, was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons. In the 1930s, it had a circulation of about 2 million, making it the largest newspaper in the United States at that time.

The Daily News remained in the top ranks of American daily newspapers until the 1980s, when it began to lose ground to its competitors, particularly the New York Times and the New York Post. In 1986, the Tribune Company, which had acquired the newspaper in 1984, imposed a drastic cutback in production expenses. The move drove the ten unions at the Daily News to go on strike for five months. The paper continued to publish by hiring non-union replacements, but it reported a $70 million loss in the fourth quarter of 1990.

In 1991, controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell purchased the Daily News from the Tribune Company. The following year, the News consolidated its print and broadcast operations into a single facility on West 33rd Street called 5 Manhattan West, which was designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The News established WPIX-TV at this location, which used call letters based on its nickname “New York’s Picture Newspaper.”

By the mid-1990s, the Daily News had shifted its ideological leaning from a staunchly conservative stance to a more flexible centrist position. The move reflected a desire to attract a larger readership and compete with the more sophisticated offerings of rival newspapers, including USA Today. The newspaper also diversified by offering several new products, including the weekly BET Weekend for African Americans and the monthly Caribbean Monthly.

In 2020, the Yale Library received a generous gift from an anonymous alumnus that enabled it to migrate the Daily News Historical Archive to its current platform and expand its availability. The Archive includes every issue of the Daily News from 1996 to the present, and is available online as well as at the Yale Library. For permission to reproduce Daily News content, please visit the Yale Rights and Permissions website. The eNewspaper is a digital version of the Daily News that will be sent to your email inbox each morning. You can also view the eNewspaper at any time by visiting the eNewspaper link on the News website.