When the Daily News was founded in 1919, it was the first tabloid newspaper in the United States. It was a sensation, attracting readers with its lurid photographs. After five decades, the paper had reached peak circulation at 2.4 million copies a day. The paper was often compared to the right-wing New York Post. But it was no longer able to capture the city’s attention with a single headline. By the mid-1970s, it had begun shifting.
The paper is now owned by Tribune Publishing, a subsidiary of the former Tribune Company, a Chicago-based media company. However, the Daily News has been in financial trouble for decades. In January 2017, the newspaper was sold to Tribune Publishing for a nominal amount. Since then, the newsroom has been furloughed. And workers have until October 30 to collect their belongings.
The Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper based in New York City. In addition to its opinion section, the paper offers extensive coverage of sports and city news. For example, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2017.
Today, the Daily News has a circulation of about 200,000. It also publishes an interactive edition, which offers users a digital replica of the print newspaper. Users can swipe through its pages and share stories through email. They can even download the paper for reading offline. Besides being a convenient way to read, the interactive version also allows users to share stories and photos through various social media platforms.
Despite the challenges, the Daily News has continued to provide strong local news coverage. This includes investigative reporting and digging into corruption and crime. Several of its student writers have gone on to prominent careers in public life.
Ultimately, The Daily News has become an important voice for the voices of the voiceless. Through its coverage, the paper has given a voice to citizens, including immigrants, the homeless, and the victims of gang violence. At the same time, it has provided a safe space for those who are afflicted by poverty, illness, and crime.
The Daily News was a model for many other tabloids that followed it, such as the Los Angeles Mirror and the Daily Planet. Its distinctive four-faced clock is still in the newsroom today.
Andrew Conte has written a book about the Daily News. He uses the newspaper’s history to explore the impact that losing a local paper has on a community. Using compelling prose, Conte describes the stages of grief experienced by his subject. Along the way, he highlights how technology has caused massive disruptions in the news industry.
While Death of the Daily News is a heartbreaking book, it also offers a ray of hope. It provides a glimpse into the tragic losses of local newspapers, while it shows the ways that some people are trying to build new kinds of local journalism.
If you’re interested in the local journalism industry, this book is a must-read. It’s a rich book that is accessible to all, whether you are a scholarly scholar or simply a citizen.