Daily News – The Leading Source For New York City and National News

Daily News is the award-winning, leading source for New York City and national news. Our top-notch journalists bring you live coverage of breaking news, politics, the Yankees, Mets and Giants, celebrity gossip, the arts, and more. With a history of bold innovation, the newspaper has been a force to be reckoned with in the world of journalism since its founding in 1919.

In its early days, the tabloid attracted readers with sensational pictorial coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons. By the 1930s, it was America’s largest newspaper and one of the most widely read in the world.

On October 30th, 1975, the Daily News rolled out what would become its most famous headline in its storied history. After President Gerald Ford had vetoed a bankruptcy bail-out for New York City, the front page of the tabloid read: “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD.”

As the paper entered its later years, it began to suffer from declining readership and profitability. By the 1980s, it was losing $1 million a month. The Tribune Company, which owned the Daily News at the time, offered it for sale. But closing the paper was deemed too expensive due to union demands for severance pay and pensions.

The Daily News was purchased by British media mogul Robert Maxwell in 1991. Maxwell, who also owned the Daily Mirror and bought and launched the TV station WPIX (Channel 11 in New York City), brought stability to the News. He renegotiated with its labor unions, and the newspaper returned to profitability.

In 2017 the News suffered a major setback when its circulation dropped to less than half a million for the first time in its history. But that same year, the newspaper saw a bit of a resurgence when it used its editorial platform to skewer Donald Trump.

Daily News is available as an add-on to your NY Times subscription, and you can access the newspaper’s award-winning news content and features in our app. The app allows you to download the editions for offline reading and is easy to use. Swipe quickly and easily between newspaper pages, and share stories with friends via email. You can also sign up for a weekly news digest that combines the best of our stories from across the country and around the globe. It’s the antidote to news overload.

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