The Daily News

Daily News

Daily News is a newspaper based in New York City that covers current events, celebrity gossip, entertainment and sports. It was the first American daily printed in tabloid format, and reached its peak circulation in 1947 when it sold 2.4 million copies a day. The paper is known for its large and prominent photographs and its intense coverage of city news. It also includes a comics section, classified ads and an opinion section.

Founded as the Illustrated Daily News in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, the paper grew quickly in popularity. By 1932 it had changed its name to the New York Daily News, and soon was one of the largest newspapers in the United States. Throughout the 1920s, it enticed readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, cartoons and other entertainment features. In addition to its news and entertainment coverage, the Daily News was known for its hard-hitting editorials and political analysis.

The paper was not immune to labor troubles, however. In the 1930s, it was locked in a fierce circulation battle with rival tabloid The New York Post. The newspaper also suffered from the effects of the Great Depression, with the Daily News reporting on social problems such as unemployment and hunger. The paper was also known for highlighting political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome scandal and the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII that led to the latter’s abdication.

In the 1950s, the Daily News consolidated its lead as the nation’s leading daily newspaper. By reducing its page size and focusing on hard-hitting stories, it managed to increase its readership by over a million. During this time, the newspaper also began to experiment with television. In 1964, it launched the first nationwide televised newscast, called The Evening News.

By the 1980s, however, the Daily News had begun to wane in influence and popularity. Its parent company the Tribune Company put the paper up for sale, but no buyer emerged. Closing the Daily News was deemed too expensive due to costly severance pay and pensions. The paper was eventually purchased by controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell, who renamed the newspaper the Daily Mirror and moved it from its home in the News Building to a single floor office at 5 Manhattan West.

The Daily News has a number of submission guidelines that apply to letters to the editor and guest columns. You can find more information about these requirements by visiting the Newsroom Policies page here. Please note that the News reserves the right to edit any submitted piece, and the paper may contact you for additional information. We do not accept anonymous submissions or solicitations. Please note that the News does not publish obituaries or reprint previously published material. If you have a story idea for the News, please send it to us by filling out this form.

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