The Daily News

The Daily News is a New York City newspaper. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson and is known for its sensational pictorial coverage and a willingness to go further than competitors in pursuit of attention-grabbing front page headlines. It was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and a pioneer in photography as a journalistic medium.

As the paper grew, its editorial policy was to cover the widest variety of events, ranging from political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal to social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII and the resulting abdication of her husband’s throne. It was also famous for its cartoons and reader contests.

A story’s news value depends on its being new, unusual, interesting and significant. The more of these elements a story has, the better it is. However, what is newsworthy can vary between different societies. For example, the death of a pig might be a bigger news story than the death of a cow, but this may depend on how important both animals are in the local economy.

Similarly, a man going to work on a bus is not newsworthy, because it happens every day and is therefore not unusual. A major political event, on the other hand, is newsworthy, because it might impact the country in some way. A coup d’etat in another country might be more interesting than a coup in your own country because it has the potential to influence the stability of neighbouring countries.

In the wake of the Donald Trump presidential campaign, which attracted enormous public interest and saw New York Daily News circulation swell to close to a million readers for the first time in decades, the paper reverted back to its roots with a more provocative style. It gave Senator Ted Cruz the middle finger via the Statue of Liberty’s hand, rehashed its most famous headline in the direction of President Gerald Ford (“FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD”) and generally adopted a stance that was more liberal than its Republican leanings had previously been. The News’ home in its later years was the Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was later converted into the Manhattan West complex, and is the location of WPIX-TV. The original building was also used as the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films.