The Daily News

In 1919, Joseph Medill Patterson founded the New York Daily News in New York City as the Illustrated Daily News. It was the first successful tabloid in the United States, attracting readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence. The News also featured lurid photographs, cartoons, and entertainment stories. The newspaper reached its peak circulation in 1947, when it had 2.4 million readers.

The News was especially known for its pictorial coverage of crime and violence, and it often went a step further than its competitors in order to grab the attention of its readers. In 1928, for example, a reporter strapped a small camera to his leg and captured the image of Ruth Snyder being executed in the electric chair. The next day’s newspaper carried the headline “DEAD!”

Throughout its history, the News has earned a reputation for supporting the rights of New Yorkers—particularly those perceived to be underprivileged. In 1996, it won a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on race, welfare, and social issues. The paper was also a pioneer in electronic publishing, becoming one of the first metropolitan newspapers to develop an entirely electronic system.

In the 1930s, the newspaper became an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a staff of photographers. The newspaper emphasized political wrongdoing (such as the Teapot Dome Scandal) and social intrigue (the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication). The News also was a major player in radio, and it started the popular Ed Sullivan Show on CBS.

By the mid-1970s, the Daily News was losing money. In 1975, it moved out of its Park Place headquarters and into a larger art deco building at 220 East 42nd Street designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building, whose lobby was modeled on the large globe in the Daily Planet building of the Superman movies, is an official New York City and national landmark. The building remained the Daily News home until 1995, when it was replaced by a single floor office at 450 West 33rd Street—known as 5 Manhattan West—where the current newspaper is still located.

The Daily News is the most widely read newspaper in the city of New York. It has won a number of journalism awards and was the first newspaper to use color photography on its front page. The newspaper is available in print and online and has an extensive local television division, called News 12 NYC, which provides daily news and weather reports. In addition, the News has a large social media presence. Its Twitter account has over 1.3 million followers. Its Instagram has more than 350,000 followers. The News has a variety of different sections, including Sports, Business, and Culture. It is a great source of information for students who want to learn more about their city. In addition, the News has a website that includes interviews and articles that students may find interesting.