The Daily News

Founded in 1919, Daily News is the first U.S. newspaper printed in tabloid format. It was the most widely-read newspaper in its heyday, reaching 2.4 million copies a day at its peak circulation in 1947. It is known for its large headlines and photographs. The paper is a strong supporter of the First Amendment and has championed the rights of New Yorkers, especially those perceived to be under-represented in other media outlets. In the late 1990s, the newspaper undertook a radical transformation under its editors-in-chief Pete Hamill and Debby Krenek. The News developed a reputation for being the most liberal newspaper in the city, supporting causes such as LGBT equality, police reform, and minority journalism. The Daily News has won numerous awards for its editorial work, including two Pulitzer Prizes—in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s articles on race, welfare and social issues, and in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s coverage of the police brutality of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

In the 1970s, as the paper began to shift from its original staunchly Republican stance, it rolled out what would become its most famous headline—directing President Gerald Ford’s attention toward the city with “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD.” The newspaper also began an expansion into the television market, with a popular weekly news strip and the daily TV show BET Weekend (later BET Daily News).

At the turn of the 21st century, the Daily News struggled against the rise of online media, with readership declining dramatically. In 2016, it dropped below half a million readers, its lowest level since the 1940s. It relaunched itself in 2017, adopting a more provocative tone and style, and rebranding itself as “New York’s Most Read” newspaper. It has since continued to reestablish itself as a leading New York media outlet, earning critical praise for its coverage of the 2017 NYC shootings and its editorial support of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Daily News covers national and international news and is available on the web, mobile devices, and tablets. Its news stories feature current events and cover a variety of topics, including politics, government, business, science and technology. The site also features opinion pieces and blogs from staff writers.

To keep up with the latest news, make it a habit to read newspapers and other sources on a daily basis. Take notes while reading, and focus on important events and key facts. At the end of each month, compile your notes into a structured document or notebook. Organise your notes based on topics, such as politics, economics, or science and technology. By doing this, you can refer back to the information at any time and keep your news-reading skills sharp.