The Daily News is a New York City newspaper. The paper, founded in 1919, was the first successful tabloid and attracted readers with sensational crime and scandal coverage, lurid photographs, and cartoons. The Daily News also won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and feature writing. In its 20th-century heyday, the tabloid rivaled the rival New York Post and had the highest weekly circulation of any American newspaper. The newspaper was sold to Tribune Publishing (now tronc) in 2017.
A newspaper is an ongoing publication that reports current events and provides information about the world. The content is often grouped into sections, such as the front page, sports, politics, and local news. In addition to a variety of general information, these papers may also cover economic news, agriculture, gossip, obituaries, and advertisements. Some newspapers have a specific focus, such as science news, and these are often called niche or specialty publications.
Most major newspapers have four main departments devoted to the work of producing the newspaper itself-editorial, production/printing, circulation, and advertising. In addition, most larger newspapers have a number of non-newspaper-specific departments that would be found in any business of comparable size, such as human resources, accounting, and marketing.
In its heyday in the early 1900s, the Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived when it dug into crime and corruption. It is the model for the tabloid depicted in the 1994 movie “The Paper.” It won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and feature newswriting, and it was once the ninth-largest newspaper in the United States by weekday circulation. Its current owner is a hedge fund group.
Many newspapers are influenced by a political ideology and exhibit a bias toward one side or the other. These biases are largely invisible to the readers, who are generally unaware of their existence. The most prominent examples of this are the editorial pages and op-eds, although many other types of bias exist.
Some ways that newspapers try to improve their credibility include appointing ombudsmen, creating ethical policies and training, using more stringent corrections procedures, and communicating the processes behind the production of the newspaper with its readers.
Originally established on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of printed copies of the YDN that are housed at Yale University. This archive is available to the public and includes over 140 years of YDN reporting.