The Daily News
The Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It is owned by New York News, Inc., and was once the largest-circulation newspaper in the United States.
The newspaper was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, a subsidiary of the Tribune Company of Chicago. It grew rapidly and by the early 1930s was among the highest-circulated newspapers in the United States.
It emphasized sensational news, crime, scandal and violence, large and prominent photographs, and comics. It also covered sports and entertainment.
As of 2019, it had a circulation of 2.4 million copies per day, making it the 11th-largest-circulated newspaper in the United States. The Daily News was the first newspaper to print in tabloid format.
In 1929, the paper moved to a new headquarters at 220 East 42nd Street in New York City, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It remains at this location to this day. The News Building is the model for the Daily Planet in the first two Superman films.
Today, the Daily News is known for its coverage of local news, New York City exclusives, and politics. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers provide the latest news and information from around the world.
The newspaper also features a number of weekly columns, including “Answers” (an opinion piece) and “The Hot Sheet” (a summary of the day’s news). The paper publishes a Sunday edition, called the Sunday News.
It is known for its conservative stance on political issues, and has been a right-wing Republican newspaper for most of its history. In the 1970s it began to shift its editorial stance and become more moderate.
The Daily News’s earliest roots date to 1855, when it was founded as the New York Daily Journal of Commerce. It was later renamed the Daily Journal and then the New York Daily Journal of Trades and Labor, before changing to its current name in 1906.