The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1919, the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format, and once one of the nation’s most widely circulated papers. It grew to prominence by sensational reporting of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and comics, but also covered politics and city life. Currently owned by tronc, the New York Daily News is based at 4 New York Plaza in Manhattan.
Readers are enthralled by the stories of the people who live in their communities and how those stories affect them. The News brings those stories to life with its own brand of humor and humanity in a way that is uniquely New York. The News covers the world and everything in it—local news and events, celebrity gossip and rumors, national and international affairs, New York sports and the latest in pop culture.
In the wake of digital disruption, hundreds of local newspapers have shut their doors across the United States, creating news deserts in many areas where citizens no longer have access to reliable, local journalism. The story of how the Daily News shaped and was shaped by the city it served in a time of change is a crucial one for all of us to understand, and this book tells that tale with deep empathy and great skill.
Each Daily News article includes comprehension and critical thinking questions, found below the article, to help students develop an understanding of the content. Educators can also use the “Background” and “Resources” sections to further enhance student learning.
This title is also available as an e-book. Use the link below to access it through your preferred e-reading platform. The e-book edition has additional features that make it easy to read and share with students and class groups. Each article also includes an interactive quiz that can be used for assessment purposes. Andrew Conte is a professor at the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has worked as an investigative journalist and is the author of several nonfiction books. He is also the founder of the Yale Daily News, America’s oldest college newspaper, which publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year in cooperation with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups. The News has received numerous awards and accolades for its journalism. Its editorial staff is committed to a mission of truth and accountability and its readership is diverse and engaged. It is a trusted source of information in and about Yale.