The Daily News is an American newspaper published in New York City. Its circulation is among the largest in the United States. The newspaper is a tabloid, specializing in lurid photographs and entertainment. The newspaper was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, a subsidiary of the Tribune Company of Chicago, and later changed its name to the Daily News.
The newspaper has a reputation for sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, and it was one of the first newspapers in the United States to be published in a tabloid format. During its peak, the Daily News sold 2.4 million copies per day.
During the late twentieth century, it focused on political scandals, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and the abdication of King Edward VIII, along with social intrigue and celebrity gossip. The paper also had a strong focus on photography, and it became an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service.
In addition to the daily edition, the Daily News also publishes a Sunday edition and a sports section. The News has been owned by the Tribune Company since 1999, and it is currently the tenth-most-circulated daily newspaper in the United States.
Today, the Daily News is the second-largest paper in New York City after the New York Post. Its editorial stance is “flexibly centrist” and it was described by the New York Times as “high-minded, if populist.”
While the News has long been a conservative newspaper in line with its sister publication, the Chicago Tribune, it has gradually shifted its views over the years. Its editorials are often satirical or cynical, and its staff includes many prominent figures in the New York cultural scene.
The News is headquartered at 450 West 33rd Street, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Its building, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is a landmark in New York and is still used for media production purposes.
It is the home of WPIX-TV, a news channel based on the Daily News’s “New York’s Picture Newspaper” nickname; it also owns radio station WFAN-FM. The paper also owns local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.
To keep up with its storied history, the News continues to cover news events in an intense manner. Its main editorial page features large photographs of crime and public officials, and there are extensive sections on celebrity gossip and classified ads.
The News also covers political issues, including presidential politics and national politics. It is a major player in the debate over immigration policy, and has been critical of President Donald Trump.