The Daily News
The New York Daily News, often shortened to the Daily News or simply known as the Daily, is a daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It is the oldest and largest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States. Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News by Joseph Medill Patterson, it was the first successful tabloid newspaper and attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and a wide variety of entertainment features. The newspaper was a Republican paper until the 1940s, when it switched to supporting isolationism in line with its sister publication the Chicago Tribune. In the 1990s it gained a reputation as a moderately liberal alternative to the right-wing Post (which had long been the leading Democratic newspaper).
The Daily News was also the first newspaper to use the photocopying process, which revolutionized newspaper production. This allowed them to reduce their cost per copy and increase the number of pages they could publish. This led to a dramatic expansion in the newspaper’s scope of coverage and the number of readers it could reach.
In addition to the newspaper itself, The Daily News produces a number of video programs, podcasts, and digital editions. The website contains a wealth of information and articles on politics, business, health, entertainment, and more. The site also features extensive photo galleries and a blog called The Daily Dose. The Daily Dose is an eclectic mix of news and opinion written by the editors and staff of The Daily News. It includes interviews with celebrities, as well as opinion pieces and personal essays from a diverse group of writers.
While anyone is welcome to write for the website, the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily News prefers that columns make a defensible argument using credible evidence and address issues that pertain to the Yale/New Haven community. Those who wish to submit a column should send it to the Editor-in-Chief’s office, along with a bio and headshot.
The Daily News offers critical analysis of current events and a wide array of special sections, including classified ads, comics, a sports section, and a large news and opinion page. Its editorial stance has been described as “flexibly centrist” with a “high-minded, if populist, legacy”. In September of 2017, it was reported that the Daily News had agreed to be sold to Tronc, a media company owned by Rupert Murdoch. This was the second time The Daily News had been for sale. The previous deal in 1998 between the News and GateHouse Media fell through.