Daily news is a newspaper published each day, usually with a variety of sections including general news, world news, celebrity gossip, entertainment, sports and other local news. These newspapers often contain photographs and include a wide range of opinions from various political figures. The term daily news may also be used for a website or other electronic publication that provides breaking news from around the world.
The New York Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. It was the first U.S. daily printed in a tabloid format. It was once one of the highest-circulation newspapers in the nation and attracted readers with sensational stories, lurid photographs and cartoons. It was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and had a large staff of photographers.
In the mid-to-late 20th century, the newspaper lost its popularity to more sophisticated rivals and its circulation dropped significantly. Its longtime publisher, Mort Zuckerman, sold it to Tronc in 2017, a company that had been known as Tribune Publishing. The sale was part of an ongoing consolidation in the newspaper industry, as print revenues declined and online publications gained prominence.
Despite declining revenue and readership, the Daily News continued to operate as a city newspaper. It maintained a bureau in each of the five boroughs, as well as at City Hall, within One Police Plaza and at the various state and federal courthouses. It was also involved in a number of city-based media ventures, including its flagship radio station WPIX and the relaunch of the Gothamist digital news outlet.
In a memo to staff, executive editor Andrew Julien and general manager Michael Gates said the newspaper would shift its focus to produce more about issues impacting New York City. They cited support from the Daily News’ new owners, Alden Global Capital, as a way to counter “the gloomy narrative” about declining American journalism. However, it’s unclear how much the Daily News will invest in its new mission and whether it can compete with the resurgence of local digital outlets such as The New York Sun and the relaunched New York Observer. It’s also not clear how many jobs will be created to support the new priorities.