In a move that seemed unthinkable before the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Daily News, the country’s oldest and largest-circulation tabloid, closed its newsroom. The iconic newspaper, whose slogan is “Daily News, The World’s Most Famous Tabloid,” was infamous for its raucous coverage of city news and celebrities and for the gossip it printed about people with money or influence. In its prime, The News regularly topped the circulation figures of its rival, the New York Post, and was also known for its comics, sports and classified ads.
The News began publishing in 1923 as the Illustrated Daily News. Initially, it was a small tabloid focused on local news, but as the newspaper grew in popularity, it became one of the most widely read newspapers in the United States. The newspaper was sold several times throughout its history, and in the 1980s, it was at its most prosperous. In its heyday, the newspaper employed more than 500 staff.
Today, the paper has a circulation of just under 1 million. Its website, DailyNews.com, is updated regularly with the latest city news and information. It features large photographs and intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section, and an opinion section. The website also offers subscriptions to an online version of the newspaper, which is updated twice a day.
In addition to the website, The Daily News also publishes a print edition. This version is distributed free to businesses and residences in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and parts of Nassau County. The print edition also includes the website and is available on the subway and buses. The Daily News also offers a mobile app, which has been downloaded over 450,000 times.
The Daily News is also available on a number of streaming platforms, including iTunes and Spotify. In addition, it has a number of dedicated podcasts. In addition to a general news podcast called The Daily News, the paper has a weekly political podcast, The Weekly Dish, and several other special-interest podcasts.
Podcasting has seen its own resurgence in popularity during the pandemic. While listening patterns have slowed due to the lockdown, the popularity of daily news podcasts has held up far better than many other genres. In fact, many publishers interviewed by Acast report advertising revenue at levels that are similar or even higher than those before the pandemic.
In terms of presentation, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for a daily news podcast. Some focus on the personality of the host, while others are more concerned with efficient delivery of the news itself. There is also no consensus on the ideal length for a daily news podcast, with some opting for microbulletins and others aiming for an hour or more of content. However, most of these publishers agree that they have been able to tap into the heightened interest in news because of the coronavirus pandemic.