The Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the New York Daily News. The first tabloid in the United States, the paper drew readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and comics. During its peak, the New York Daily News was one of the largest newspapers in the world, with a circulation of over 2 million copies per day.
The paper maintains a presence in television and radio, with the original headquarters building (now a part of Manhattan West) housing both its print and broadcast operations. The News originally launched WPIX in 1948, the city’s television channel whose call letters were taken from the newspaper’s nickname, and later purchased what became WFAN-FM in 2014. The radio station still maintains its main studios within the former Daily News building.
In addition, the News publishes a series of regional publications and online resources. Great Lakes Daily News, formerly GLIN Daily News, is a daily collection of news articles from professional media outlets covering the Great Lakes region that are curated by the newspaper’s staff.
The New York Daily News is also the home of the Great Lakes Commission’s Daily Current Affairs page, which provides a wide range of timely news and information about Great Lakes issues. It is a valuable tool for policymakers and stakeholders to stay up-to-date on news that impacts the Great Lakes and beyond.
Editorially independent since its founding on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily and continues to publish Monday through Friday during the academic year. The News has an extensive online archive and is also published with special editions including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and student groups.
The newspaper is currently owned by Tronc, which acquired it from the family of publisher Mort Zuckerman in 2017. The Daily News’s top editor, Emma Tucker, has been criticized for a move away from some of the Daily News’ traditional editorial traditions. Meanwhile, the newspaper’s new owner, Alden Capital, has enacted layoffs, buyouts and cost-cutting measures since taking over the Daily News last year. As a result, the newspaper’s future remains uncertain. During her tenure as Daily News editor, Tucker has championed an aggressive approach to investigative reporting and a commitment to covering under-reported stories in communities across the city. Despite her efforts, the Daily News has seen its print circulation decline, leading to significant cuts in staff and editorial content. Nonetheless, the Daily News has continued to cover important stories in the city and the world. Its award-winning reporters, columnists and opinion formers provide intense local news coverage as well as national and international politics, New York City exclusives, and the latest in celebrity gossip and entertainment. No one covers the Yankees, Mets, Jets and Giants like the Daily News.