Daily news, also called a newspaper or daily press, is an edition of a newspaper published on a regular basis. Typically it contains local and national news, sports, celebrity gossip, classified ads and editorial content. Many newspapers have websites that allow users to subscribe or read the full content online.
New York Daily News
The New York Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, becoming the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. During its heyday in the 1950s it was one of the most widely circulated papers in the world, reaching 2.4 million copies per day at its peak. The newspaper is currently owned by tronc, the publishing operations of the Tribune Company, and is based in New York City.
It is often cited for its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons. The newspaper was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s and employed its own large staff of photographers. The News’s building at 220 East 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is a city and national landmark; it was the model for the Daily Planet Building in the first two Superman films. The News later built the current headquarters at 450 West 33rd Street (also known as Manhattan West).
The Daily News has long been in competition with the rival tabloid New York Post for readers, and its editorial stance has varied over the years. During the 1920s it supported isolationism, and in the 1940s and ’50s espoused conservative populism. In the 1990s it adopted a moderate-to-liberal stance and became a counterweight to the right-wing Post.
The newspaper’s website includes a variety of features for its subscribers, including an interactive digital edition that allows readers to swipe and flip between different pages and articles. Readers can also download stories for offline reading and share them with friends through email. The website also includes a wide range of information about the paper’s history, circulation and subscription options. It offers an archive of its front pages dating back to the 1920s. Each article on the site features comprehension and critical thinking questions that are intended to help students understand the news story. “Background” and “Resources” are included below the questions to provide additional context.