New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Daily News

Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first U.S. newspaper to be printed in tabloid format and once topped a circulation of 2 million copies per day. Today, the Daily News is owned by tronc (formerly Tribune Publishing Company), and its headquarters is at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The paper is known for its sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons. It also emphasized social issues such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII.

The News is one of the oldest newspapers in the United States, and it has long been considered a pioneer in tabloid journalism. In recent years, it has shifted its political leanings toward the center and is often contrasted with the right-wing New York Post. During the 1960s and 1970s, it was widely considered to be a staunchly Republican publication, supporting isolationism during World War II. In the 1990s, however, it shifted its editorial stance toward moderate-to liberal liberalism.

Today, the Daily News is the ninth most-circulated newspaper in the country and the highest-circulation daily newspaper in New York City. Its website features the same content as its print edition and is available online, on mobile devices, and in a variety of electronic formats. The newspaper is available in the New York metropolitan area, including Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as in Westchester County, Long Island, and Bergen County in New Jersey.

In addition to its main newsroom in downtown Manhattan, the newspaper maintains bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, as well as at City Hall, within One Police Plaza, and at various state and federal courthouses around the city. It is published every day except Sunday. The News also publishes an evening edition, the Evening News.

A weekly newspaper called The Weekend News is also available in some markets, and a special edition is published on Christmas Eve. The newspaper has been in business since 1936 and was previously called The Natal Daily News between 1936 and 1962, and The Mercantile Advertiser before that.

While the New York Daily News has been around for almost a century, its history is not without controversy. In 1920, the newspaper was accused of publishing fake news about the death of President William McKinley. This story led to the resignation of Editor Joseph Medill Patterson. In 1924, the newspaper was accused of inciting a riot in Harlem by publishing photos of a bombing raid on a Japanese-occupied section of town. The raid was in response to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of printed issues of the New York Daily News from 1878 through 2021. This collection is accessible free of charge through a web interface and can be used to conduct research on a wide range of topics in American journalism, newspaper history, and culture. This project was made possible through an anonymous gift from a Yale College alumnus and is maintained by the Yale University Library.