The Daily News

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The daily news is the main source of information for many people. It contains current events, politics, economics, culture, sports and other interesting articles. It has a long history in the United States and has helped shape the worldview of many people. The newspaper is also known for its lurid photographs and cartoons. The Daily News was founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News by Joseph Medill Patterson, and it became the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. Its headquarters were located at 450 West 33rd Street in Manhattan, which straddled the railroad tracks going into Pennsylvania Station.

In its early days, the Daily News aimed to be more than a mere clearinghouse of news and information. It embraced the nickname “the Tiger Paper,” and pledged to fight like a tiger “for the interests of the whole gigantic New York metropolitan area.”

The paper’s commitment to fighting for its readers shaped its news coverage in the mid-twentieth century. The paper advocated for affordable rents, a safe subway system and clean streets. But it did so with a conservative twist: ease restrictions on development, let the police do as they please, and avoid expensive government projects that could be used to benefit other cities.

Its politics tapped into deep veins of reactionary populism and ethnonationalism that were strong forces in American life. The newspaper’s editorial positions sometimes aroused the ire of even its supporters. In 1949, for example, Life magazine declared that the Daily News made it “sound like a socialist sheet by comparison.”

In later years, the Daily News began to lose its luster as a major force in American journalism. It suffered from financial difficulties and a shift in its editorial direction. Yet, despite its decline, the Daily News remained a powerful influence on American politics and culture.

Today, the paper is owned by Tronc, which acquired it in a deal worth more than $800 million in 2022. The deal included the newspaper’s printing plant in Jersey City and its pension liabilities. Its iconic art deco Daily News Building overlooking Manhattan remains in use as a media center. In the 1990s, the Daily News established WPIX and its FM simulcast radio stations, whose call letters were based on its nickname as “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” In addition to intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics and sports sections, it also published the best of the Associated Press wire services.