The Daily News

The Daily News is a tabloid newspaper established in 1919 in New York City. It is known for its large headlines and photographs, intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, sports section, and opinion pages. The newspaper has a long history of scandals and corruption, and its front page headlines have often been dramatic and attention-grabbing.

The News has an extensive news archive which includes many articles, photos, and other documents from the newspaper’s early years. The archives are available online at the News Archive, a project of the University of Maryland. In addition to preserving the news, the archive also helps teach students about journalism and the process of reporting.

As the newspaper grew, it expanded its coverage of local and national events. It became an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and employed a staff of reporters. It also featured a number of well-known columnists, including Ed Sullivan and William F. Buckley.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the Daily News was one of the most profitable papers in the country. But it began to suffer from a decline in circulation that was caused by competition from the newer afternoon newspapers, as well as by a sagging economy. The News’ profits dwindled until it was losing $1 million a month by the 1980s. The newspaper was put up for sale and closed a few times, but it never completely failed.

In March 1991, controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell purchased the paper from the Tribune Company. He made several big changes to the Daily News, bringing back the “serious tabloid” image it had enjoyed in its heyday. He also negotiated with the paper’s unions, ending a 147-day strike and allowing the News to reopen its doors.

The Daily News is a member of the New York Press Association and the American Society of News Editors. Its newsroom is located in midtown Manhattan, near Broadway and Times Square. The News is also the publisher of The Yale Daily News, the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper, which serves the Yale and New Haven communities.

The newspaper’s motto is “The Eyes, the Ears, the Honest Voice of New York”. The name comes from its illustrious beginnings as a pictorial daily in 1919. The News is known for its sensational coverage of events, including the 1928 story of Ruth Snyder, a woman sent to the electric chair after killing her husband. A photo of her in the process of being electrocuted appeared on the front page, earning the News a reputation for breaking stories no other newspaper would touch. It has since become a leading source of political and social commentary. The News is known for its strong liberal positions on a variety of issues and has been described as being “more liberal than any other American newspaper”. It also has a reputation for its editorial independence. This is reflected in its support of gay rights, the rights of women, and the rights of minorities.