Daily News is an American morning daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, and it is a subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune Company. As of 2019, it is the eleventh-most circulated newspaper in the United States, with a circulation of 2.4 million copies per day.
The Daily News was an influential newspaper for more than a century, and it was often the first newspaper to break big news. It was known for sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence as well as lurid photographs and cartoons. It grew to become one of the largest newspapers in the country, and was one of the most profitable papers in the world at one time.
As of 2010, it was owned by New York News, Inc., a company led by businessman Mortimer B. Zuckerman. In 2017, the company was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company.
In 1929, the Daily News moved into a new headquarters building at 220 East 42nd Street (now part of Manhattan West) that was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building still stands today, and its lobby contains a giant globe and weather instruments. It is now home to the Associated Press.
During the 1920s, the Daily News found abundant subject matter in the United States, and it tended to emphasize political wrongdoing and social intrigue. It published many scandals of the time, including the Teapot Dome Scandal and the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII.
It was also the first paper to use wirephotos, and it developed a large staff of photographers. It also produced a number of popular comic books.
The paper’s editorial stance has been described as “flexibly centrist” and “high-minded, if populist.” It has a reputation for being a moderately liberal alternative to the right-wing Post.
Some of the News’s most memorable stories include a reporter who strapped a camera to his leg to take a picture of Ruth Snyder being executed in the electric chair, and an ad campaign urging motorists to turn off their cars while waiting at intersections so the newspaper would not be damaged during accidents.
There are many great people in the Daily News’s newsroom. Some of them are heroes. A few are regulars, but others work behind the scenes. For example, Ray Pereira started a four-day around-the-clock effort to clear floods from the subway lines after remnants of Hurricane Ida dropped buckets of rain in September.