The Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper published in New York City. The paper’s circulation was the largest in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. The paper was a subsidiary of the Tribune Company and reached its peak circulation in 1947, with 2.4 million copies sold a day. Today, it is owned by Tronc.
It is known for sensational coverage of crime and scandal, including lurid photographs. It also contains celebrity gossip, classified ads and comics. Its coverage of the news was considered so extensive that it was often compared to that of a broadsheet newspaper, such as the New York Times.
As of 2019[update], it had a print circulation of over 200,000. Its primary competitor is the New York Post, but it still retains a strong presence in the city.
Its news content is divided into sections: News, Sports, Entertainment and Opinion. The paper is printed on a four-color press, and covers local and national news.
In recent years, its business model has shifted from selling subscriptions to the paper’s printed pages to offering its content as a web portal or an app. It is also known for its use of social media to promote the paper’s content.
Among other things, it has used Twitter to promote articles and commentaries. It has also used Facebook to promote its editorial coverage.
The News’s website features a section called “Spotlight on Local Politics” that provides an in-depth look at politics in New York. This section also includes news related to state and local government, as well as city issues.
Another feature of the website is an “Ideas” section where readers can submit ideas and suggestions for articles they’d like to see in the Daily News. Some of these ideas have been incorporated into Daily News stories.
It has also included its own “News in a Minute” feature, which is a brief summation of important local stories from the previous day. The feature is popular among young people and those who are interested in politics.
Some of the most memorable stories from the paper’s history include the story of Ruth Snyder, a woman who was executed in 1928 for a murder she did not commit. Her execution photo appeared on the front page of the News, with the headline “DEAD!”
The paper has been a leader in reporting on social activism. For example, it has featured a series on gang violence in the city. It has also reported on the growing number of women seeking to challenge sexual assault allegations against men.
In the last five years, The News has also criticized the government for failing to provide adequate support to communities affected by natural disasters, as well as to address the high rates of homelessness in the city. It has also called for the state to improve its public schools and the quality of its public transit system.