Founded in 1919, the Daily News was the first successful daily newspaper in New York City. It was printed in a tabloid size and a variety of cartoons and lurid photographs were popular with readers. Its peak circulation in 1947 was 2.4 million copies a day. In addition to news, the Daily News featured extensive sports coverage and local reporting.
The Daily News has won numerous awards for its writing and photography. It has also won several Pulitzer Prizes. In addition, the newspaper has received multiple awards for advertising and feature writing. The Daily News also has a strong opinion section. It has been referred to as “high-minded” and “populist” by the New York Times. The Daily News has also been noted for its investigative reporting and its coverage of political wrongdoing.
The Daily News was established as the Illustrated Daily News in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson. It was a precursor to the Los Angeles Mirror. After Patterson’s death, the paper was sold to a group of investors, and it became the Daily News. The newspaper was a success and had a circulation of 1.5 million by 1930.
During the 1940s, the Daily News was a staunchly Republican newspaper. It also supported isolationism in World War II. The Daily News was also one of the first newspapers to use the Associated Press wirephoto service. In addition, it was the model for the tabloid in the 1994 movie “The Paper”. Several prominent people, including Jimmy Cannon and Clark Kent, sat on a bench in the newsroom, which became a national landmark.
The newspaper’s newsroom was located at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. It straddled the railroad tracks going into Pennsylvania Station. The building’s design was credited to John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was officially a city landmark.
In the late 1970s, the Daily News began to shift its news coverage to focus more on business and local news. The newspaper also began to endorse President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. As a result, it became one of the most influential and influential newspapers in the United States. It has been described as “flexibly centrist” and “high-minded” by the New York Times.
In 1993, the Daily News was bought by media mogul Mortimer B. Zuckerman, who bought the newspaper out of bankruptcy. The Daily News was then purchased by Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Tronc agreed to pay $1 for the paper. Its radio station was also purchased by Emmis Communications, and it became WPIX. In 1995, the newsroom moved from its former headquarters on East 42nd Street to a new location on West 33rd Street. The building is now home to the Associated Press’ world headquarters.
The Daily News has continued to be one of the nation’s largest circulated newspapers. It also has a strong opinion section and sports coverage. In 2008, the Daily News endorsed Barack Obama. It also earned a Pulitzer Prize for commentary. It has been praised by the New York Times for its “high-minded” editorials. The Daily News has also been noted for breaking news and investigative reporting.