A local newspaper is an essential part of community life, providing residents with news and information about their city or town. It can also serve as a forum for debate and discussion about controversial issues. As newspapers are increasingly consolidated, local readers have fewer opportunities to find news and information that is specific to their own communities.
The New York Daily News is an American tabloid daily newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson. It is the oldest daily newspaper in the United States and was the first to use a tabloid format. It has won numerous awards for its journalism, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1931 and the Pulitzer for Meritorious Editorial Writing in 1940. The paper has a strong focus on the city, with intense news coverage of politics and celebrity gossip, as well as a large classified ads section. It has been called the “best and most influential newspaper in the world,” and many of its writers have gone on to prominent careers in both journalism and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver, and Strobe Talbott.
In the 1920s, the New York Daily News focused on political wrongdoing and social intrigue such as the scandal surrounding Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. The paper had a strong staff of photographers, and its pages were filled with large and prominent photographs. The newspaper is also known for its comics, a sports section, and an opinion section.
While there is still a strong market for local news, the rise of online services and changing consumer habits are challenging the business model for many newspapers. Some local papers have closed their doors entirely, while others have moved to exclusively online publication. In some cases, these changes have led to the loss of subscriptions and advertising revenue. This has contributed to the overall decline of traditional newspapers in the United States.
This report is a part of the Pew Research Center’s ongoing investigation into the state of journalism in the digital age. It is based on an analysis of revenue data from publicly traded newspaper companies and figures from the trade association formerly known as the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), now the News Media Alliance (NMA). The data includes online-only revenues from subscriptions, paywalls, and ad sales. The figures exclude the digitized editions of some newspaper companies, which are sold independently and may not be reported to AAM. The analysis also does not include data on the digital subscriptions of three of the largest newspaper companies, which are privately owned and do not publish their subscriber numbers. This report is not intended to be a comprehensive study of the digital landscape, but instead serves as an overview of the major trends.