In the 1990s, the New York Daily News was in a lot of trouble. It was bought out of bankruptcy by Mortimer B. Zuckerman, and in 2017 it was sold to Tribune Publishing (then known as Tronc) for $1. Despite the financial difficulties, The Daily News managed to pull off some impressive feats. Most notably, the paper won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its investigative reporting on abuses by the New York Police Department in the eviction process.
For subscribers of the Daily News, an online edition is now available for free. The new e-edition includes the nation and world headlines, as well as Sports Extra. The morning e-edition will launch on Saturday. Both editions will also feature video. Those who would like to view a different content can do so with the option of a one-time payment.
The Daily News print edition is available in a variety of formats. For time-crunched people, the print version is a convenient way to keep up with what’s happening in the world. The e-version of the newspaper includes an interactive version and features such as the daily crossword puzzle. You can also read the paper on your mobile phone or tablet.
The print version is delivered by USPS mail service. It is not delivered on federally recognized holidays, but is delivered the next business day. Subscribers can also access their online version for free.
The editorial stance of the Daily News has been characterized by critics as “flexibly centrist, high-minded, and populist.” The paper was a staunch Republican for more than five decades, supporting isolationism during early World War II and conservative populism through the 1960s. However, its political leanings began to shift in the mid-1970s, earning the Daily News a reputation as a moderate liberal alternative to the right-wing Post.
The Daily News’ new editor is Andrew Julien, a veteran journalist and media executive who is returning to his hometown after three decades at the Hartford Courant. During his tenure, he led the newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of Sandy Hook. In September, Julien began overseeing the editorial staff of the Daily News. He will officially take on the role on Monday.
Newspapers sold to Tronc
Tronc has acquired some of the country’s largest newspapers. They include the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, the Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, the Hartford Courant, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. The newsrooms of these papers have been in turmoil for years.
The Tronc acquisition differs from previous newspaper deals in many ways. First of all, the remaining newspapers would be owned by a private equity firm instead of a single owner. That way, Tronc would be able to attract advertisers nationwide. With the combined digital platforms, Tronc would have a combined audience of around 80 million unique visitors each month. This would put it on the same level as the New York Times and Washington Post. In addition to the newspapers, Tronc would also own a 25-acre parcel near the Statue of Liberty in Manhattan.