The New York Daily News

The New York Daily News, often shortened to the Daily News or just the News, is an American newspaper founded in 1919. The paper is famous for its large photographs and intense city news coverage as well as celebrity gossip, classified ads, and sports articles. It also has a strong opinion section and has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on race and welfare and another in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s coverage of police brutality against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

The News was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service and was also known for its large staff of photographers and columnists, including Ed Sullivan, who would later go on to host The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS. By the time the newspaper reached its peak in distribution in 1947, it had 2.4 million subscribers, making it the country’s largest daily publication. In the decades that followed, the News became a leader in investigative reporting and earned a reputation for being a fierce advocate for the city’s poor and working classes. The News was also one of the first newspapers to develop a fully electronic publishing system, allowing it to publish a daily edition online in 1999.

In the 1980s, however, a series of scandals and financial problems left the paper struggling to maintain profitability. In 1990, the News faced its biggest crisis when its ten printing unions, led by the Allied Printing Trades Council, went on strike. Although the strike only lasted a few months, it was a major blow to the News’ circulation and earnings. The paper managed to stay afloat after the strike by hiring non-union replacement employees, but it was not until 1993 that the News returned to profit.

By the end of the decade, the News had begun to shed its image as a tabloid and to move towards what it characterized as a “flexibly centrist” stance. It also shifted to using color presses, which enabled the News to match the visual quality of USA Today, its then-largest competitor.

In 2017, the News continued to struggle and its former owners, the Tribune Publishing Company, sold it for a mere dollar to Tronc. The News subsequently cut staff and slashed prices, leading to its current circulation numbers almost halving.

The Daily News Sentiment Index is a high-frequency measure of economic sentiment based on lexical analysis of economics-related news articles. It is calculated as a trailing weighted time series, with the weights decreasing geometrically over the length of time since article publication. For more information on the methodology, see Buckman, Shapiro, Sudhof and Wilson (2020).

The Yale Daily News is a student-run newspaper at Yale University, published every weekday when the college is in session. It is the oldest college newspaper in the United States and has long been a source of debate and discussion on issues of public importance. Its editorial board has included many prominent members of the national and international news media, as well as politicians, intellectuals, business people, and civic leaders.

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