Current Affairs – The Daily News

Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 and published every day except Sunday. It is a tabloid with a large and prominent photographs, intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, and sports sections, among other features. The News also has a political column and an opinion section called the editorial page. The paper has a strong focus on New York and its people, often featuring the city’s politics, crime, traffic and weather, but it also covers international news and events. The News has a long history of investigative journalism and has gained international fame for its coverage of the September 11 attacks.

The News was a dominant player in the United States during the 1920s, growing from a small local paper to one of the nation’s most-read newspapers. This was largely due to its sensational pictorial content, including scandals like the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII leading up to his abdication. The News also became an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and built up a large staff of photographers. In 1928, it topped its competitors by strapping a camera to a reporter’s leg in order to capture a photo of Ruth Snyder being electrocuted in the electric chair. The image was featured on the front page the following day with the headline “DEAD!”

By the time the 1980s rolled around, though, the News’ circulation had halved from its peak and labor costs accounted for half of the company’s operating expenses. Its then-parent company, the Tribune Company (later known as Tronc), put it up for sale. However, the News could not find a buyer willing to pay its steep severance and pension payments.

In 1975, the News rolled out what would become its most famous headline—in response to President Gerald Ford’s veto of a bankruptcy bail-out for New York City, the front page read: “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD”. Ford later credited the headline as being a major contributing factor to his defeat in the 1976 election.

Our Current Affairs Videos provide a succinct and precise overview of significant news, thereby saving aspirants the time spent reading lengthy articles or newspapers. They are a useful supplement to our Daily Newspaper Analysis Video. To make your preparation even more effective, we also provide News Handouts that summarise the main points of each news item. The handouts are an essential resource to ensure that you stay updated with the latest developments in the world of politics, economy, international relations, technology, sports, etc., that are important from an UPSC exam perspective. Read the handouts along with the daily Newspaper Analysis video to enhance your current affairs knowledge and score better in the exams.

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