The Daily News

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The Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 in New York City. It considers itself “New York’s Hometown Newspaper,” informing everyday New Yorkers about their city and more. It has been known over the years for zesty headlines—perhaps most famously, its 1975 screamer, “Ford to City: Drop Dead” during the city’s financial crisis—as well as intense city news coverage and star columnists. It has also battled a muscular hometown tabloid rival, the New York Post, and in recent decades, it has grappled with the shifts that have hit newspaper circulation and advertising.

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Daily News is a popular American newspaper founded in 1919 in New York City as the Illustrated Daily News. The paper was the first daily printed in tabloid format in the United States and reached its highest circulation in 1947, with 2.4 million copies sold each day. In addition to the main edition, Daily News has many supplements including celebrity and lifestyle sections.

Throughout the 1920s, Daily News editors emphasized political wrongdoing and social intrigue, such as the Teapot Dome scandal and Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. The paper also devoted significant attention to photography; it was an early user of AP wirephoto in the 1930s and developed a staff of photographers. From 1929 to 1995, the News was headquartered in 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was later the model for the Daily Planet building in the Superman movies, and its recognizable spire still appears on movie posters.

After a long search, Tronc agreed to purchase the Daily News from its owner, newspaper magnate Mort Zuckerman, in a deal that could be worth more than $30 million to the company. It brings the newspaper under its umbrella of publishing properties ranging from the Hartford Courant in Connecticut to the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. The move is intended to strengthen Daily News’ digital presence and prepare it for a shift in the way people consume news in this digital age. The transaction is expected to close within weeks. In a statement, Daily News publisher Tronc said it is committed to maintaining the quality of the paper’s journalism. In addition, it will invest in the newspaper’s existing online operations and develop a separate digital-only daily, which is expected to launch by early 2020.