The Daily News
The Daily News is a morning daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It is one of the oldest newspapers in America and has been around for a long time. Founded in 1919, it started out as the Illustrated Daily News and eventually changed its name to the Daily News. This was one of the most popular papers in the nation and had a circulation of 1.5 million by 1930. Although the paper espoused conservative populism in the 1940s and 1950s, it eventually became known for its sensational coverage of crime and political wrongdoing.
In the modern age, the Daily News has become more interactive and has a mobile version that can be read and shared with a smartphone. Users can browse through the paper’s pages and swipe from one page to the next with a flick of the wrist. Aside from reading the paper, readers can also share stories through email or Facebook. Besides the printed paper, the paper also offers a digital replica of the newspaper that can be read on a computer or tablet.
The Daily News has been awarded numerous Pulitzer Prizes. This includes the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in the category of Breaking News and Sports in 2015. The Daily News has won numerous other trophies for its coverage of newsworthy events in the city of New York. Some of the award winning writers that have made the paper what it is include David Halberstam, Michael Barbaro, and Robert Greenblatt. Other journalists to have worked for the paper include Paul Klee, Tom Wolfe, and William Safire.
A recent experiment in Pennsylvania has revealed some interesting clues about what happens when a community loses a local paper of any kind. Andrew Conte has written a short, aptly named book entitled the Death of the Daily News which is a compelling read. It is a well researched and presented study that shows how a community is remaking itself in the wake of the loss of its paper of record.
The Death of the Daily News is not a novel idea but the paper it resides in does a great job of capturing what happened and what might happen in the future. The book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the media landscape and how technology is impacting American journalism.
The Daily News has a surprisingly good website. There are several sections that are available to consumers, including the Sports section, the opinion column, and the news section. The website has also incorporated features such as an interactive section, where readers can comment, rate, and vote on articles. Among other features, the site has a “Most Read” feature that allows readers to track what they read, and a “Readers’ Choice” feature that allows them to vote on their favorite articles. Besides its print editions, the Daily News has a mobile app that lets users browse the news in real time.
One of the most interesting aspects of the book is the fact that Conte takes on a subject that he is well suited for. His years of experience at both a national and local level allow him to bring an informed and nuanced perspective to the topic. Ultimately, the book is a good reminder of the importance of local journalism.