Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, The Daily News was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. The Daily News’s success was largely due to its focus on crime and corruption. In 1947, the Daily News reached a peak circulation of 2.4 million copies per day.
After several years of bankruptcy, The Daily News was bought by a media mogul. The Daily News was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Tronc agreed to pay $1 for the Daily News, but agreed to assume the paper’s liabilities. In addition to the Daily News, Tronc also owned several other newspapers. These included The Orlando Sentinel and The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. As a result of the sale, The Morning Call was closed.
The Daily News continues to be a strong source of news for New York City residents and the surrounding area. The Daily News has won many awards for its writing, photography, and advertising. The newspaper also provides local coverage of New York state, New York city, and the Hudson Valley. The Daily News also produces niche publications dedicated to local businesses and agriculture. The Daily News also maintains local bureaus in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
Several notable names have worked at The Daily News over the years. The newspaper’s first editor, W.H. Brandish, was responsible for the paper’s early use of the Associated Press wirephoto service. In the 1930s, The Daily News developed a large staff of photographers. It also began publishing cartoons. In the 1940s, the paper began to espouse conservative populism. It became a staunch Republican newspaper for over five decades. It also supported the isolationist movement during World War II.
As a result of the newspaper’s success, The Daily News was able to attract many celebrity reporters, such as William F. Buckley. The Daily News also earned a reputation as a liberal alternative to the conservative Post. The Daily News also gained a reputation for strong sports coverage. It also became known as “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” In 1991, the newspaper’s WPIX radio station became an FM simulcast of the AM station, and it was sold to Emmis Communications. In 1995, the newspaper moved its headquarters from East 42nd Street to West 33rd Street.
In the 1990s, the Daily News had a circulation of about 2 million copies. By 1990, the Daily News was considered a tabloid newspaper. It had four columns, instead of the six columns in present day editions. However, the circulation continued to drop. In 1995, the newspaper’s staff was reduced to less than half. In 1997, the paper lost its largest circulation competitor, The New York Post.
In 2017, The Daily News won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The Daily News also offers a number of interactive features to enhance the reader’s experience. This includes a digital replica of the newspaper, allowing users to swipe between pages, share stories through email, and even download editions for offline reading.