When the New York Daily News was launched in 1919, it was the first American daily published in a tabloid format. It attracted readers with its lurid photographs and sensational coverage of crime. The New York Daily News became an important model for other tabloid newspapers, including The Daily Planet.
Today, the Daily News is owned by Tronc, a media company that was once known as the Tribune Company. In recent years, the company has cut jobs and imposed pay cuts, while maintaining its position as one of the top-selling newspapers in the United States. With its circulation of 200,000 copies, the Daily News has become the ninth most widely read newspaper in the country.
While it has long been a fixture of New York City, the Daily News’s roots date back to 1855. Its predecessor was the Illustrated Daily News, which was a subsidiary of the Tribune Company of Chicago. At its height in 1947, the Daily News had a circulation of 2.4 million copies.
In recent years, the Daily News has become more moderate in its editorial stance, although it still carries a “populist” ethos. This stance has been described by the New York Times as being “high-minded,” but with a “flexibly centrist” attitude. However, the Daily News has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2017.
In addition to its award-winning writers, the Daily News is a well-known sports and opinion former. The Daily News also has a lively online and interactive edition that offers readers a variety of features, such as the ability to download the digital copy for offline reading. Another feature is the ability to share stories through email.
Although the Daily News is based in New York, it maintains local bureaus in the Bronx and Queens. It has won several awards for its journalism, including eleven Pulitzer Prizes. These include the prestigious honor for the commentary section in 2017.
The Daily News has been called the ninth most widely read newspaper in the nation. While the Daily News has been in financial trouble for decades, it is currently owned by the Chicago-based media company, Tronc. After buying the newspaper in 2017, Tronc has committed to a buyout of the paper’s liabilities. As of October 2018, the newspaper has been in a temporary shutdown, with workers vacating the offices and collecting their belongings.
The Death of the Daily News is an intriguing exploration of what happens to a community when its paper dies. Author Andrew Conte approaches the subject with empathy and a deep understanding of the importance of local news. His book is accessible to scholars, as well as ordinary citizens. It offers a glimpse of what a town goes through after its newspaper is gone, while offering guidance on how to rebuild a local journalism.
The book is written in compelling prose, utilizing an array of resources. The author uses his personal experience as a reporter to paint a picture of the tragic loss of local newspapers. Though he sounds the alarm about the growing number of local news deserts, he is hopeful that local journalism can thrive in this new media landscape.