What Is a Daily News?

A daily news is a newspaper that prints articles published on a regular basis. The paper often includes many sections, and each section is usually numbered with an abbreviated pagination prefix (for example, “A” yields page numbers A1-A20). It may also include opinion articles, called op-eds, that are written by guest writers or members of the editorial board and express views on a topical issue, as well as letters to the editor and reader columns. Its circulation is typically high and it has a long history of publishing controversial political and social commentary.

The first Daily News was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, a publisher of the Chicago Tribune, which was owned by Robert R. McCormick at the time. The new paper adopted a tabloid format, and the larger layout made it easier for commuters to carry and read on their way to work on the subway system. The Daily News quickly gained popularity with readers for its sensational and titillating stories, as well as contests and cartoon strips. It became one of the most widely read newspapers in the world, reaching a peak circulation of almost 2.4 million copies per day in 1947.

In later years, the Daily News suffered from competition with its rival New York Post, and its profits dipped. By the 1980s, it was losing $1 million a month, and its parent company offered it for sale, but no buyers were interested.

After the News was purchased by New York Times owner Mortimer Zuckerman in the 1990s, it regained its status as one of the country’s best-selling newspapers. It developed a reputation for standing up for the rights of its city’s residents, particularly those who were perceived to have been disenfranchised or ignored by other media outlets. It also won a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1996 for an article by E.R. Shipp, and another in 1998 for an article about police brutality against a Haitian immigrant.

Today, the Daily News is the largest newspaper in the United States and has an online edition as well. Its website features a variety of content, including national and local news, politics, sports, crime, business, and celebrity gossip. It also includes live streaming of select events and an online community for its readers to interact with each other. In addition to its traditional print and digital publications, the Daily News operates WPIX-TV in Manhattan and is the original home of the New York City FM radio station called WFAN-FM. It also maintains satellite offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. The Daily News is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of American Publishers, and the New York Press Club. It is also a founding member of NewsMatch, which supports nonprofit journalism projects nationwide. The NewsMatch organization has donated over $90 million to charities since its inception. The Daily News is currently owned by Tronc, a division of the Chicago-based Tribune Company.