The Daily News

The daily news is a newspaper that publishes stories and events from around the world. It also contains editorials, opinions, and analysis pieces. It was founded in New York City in 1919. Today, the newspaper is published in both print and online. It is the largest daily newspaper in the United States, with a circulation of more than 2.3 million. The paper is known for its sensational pictorial coverage and willingness to go further than its competitors in pursuit of a front page headline.

It was one of the first papers to use wirephotos, and it employed a large staff of photographers. It also emphasized political wrongdoing and social intrigue, including the love affair between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII that led to the latter’s abdication. Its circulation peaked in the 1940s at 2.4 million copies. The Daily News has long competed with rival tabloids for circulation and readership.

In the late 20th century, the newspaper lost ground to its more sensational competitor, the New York Post. The Daily News struggled to balance the needs of its readers with demands from its own unions, which demanded more rules, job security and overtime pay. By the 1980s, the Daily News was a shadow of its heyday, with a daily circulation less than a third of its 1940s peak. The newspaper’s owners, the Tribune Company, even considered closing it completely, but the decision was ruled out because of the cost of severance pay and pensions for its employees.

In 1991, controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell purchased the newspaper from the Tribune Company. He brought in new management and negotiated successfully with the unions, ending the 147-day strike that had crippled the publication. Maxwell died in 1994, and the newspaper continued to lose money.

Despite these struggles, the Daily News has maintained a loyal following among New Yorkers. Its reporters continue to win praise for their work, and its editors have shifted to more of a centrist stance. The newspaper’s current slogan is “The Eyes, the Ears, the Honest Voice of New York.”

The Daily News has a history of covering national news stories as well, including sports and politics. Its reporters have won a number of awards for their work, and the Daily News has been a pioneer in many areas of digital journalism. It has a vast archive of news articles that can be accessed at the Yale Daily News Historical Archive. In 2021, an anonymous Yale alumnus made a major gift to the Archive, helping it to migrate to a more user-friendly platform. This has enabled the addition of issues from 1996 to the present, as well as increased support for its ongoing maintenance and preservation. The site is free to use, although subscriptions are available. The Archive is managed by the Yale Library. It is supported by the Friends of the Daily News and a number of individual donors. A version of this article was originally published on the NewsClick website.