Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper in the United States. It attracted readers with lurid photographs and sensational coverage of crime. But it had a hard time maintaining a large circulation.
Throughout its five-decade history, the Daily News has been a staunch Republican newspaper. The Daily News was also a staunch supporter of isolationism in World War II. As a result, the newspaper had a reputation as a moderate, liberal alternative to the right-wing Post. This stance earned the paper numerous Pulitzer Prizes, including for commentary, public service, and investigative reporting.
Since the early 1990s, the Daily News has been in financial trouble. Initially, it was owned by Tribune Publishing, but then the company slashed its staff in half. In 1993, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, a real estate developer, bought the paper out of bankruptcy. He then sold it to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. However, the company agreed to pay $1 for the paper.
Although the Daily News has lost its title as the largest circulation paper in the city, it has maintained a strong local news coverage. With the advent of social media, technology has disrupted the journalism industry. Technology has also left many newsrooms shuttered. To survive, local journalism must evolve into new forms.
Using a rich narrative style, author Andrew Conte explores the loss of a local newspaper and how it impacts a community. In the process, he argues that local newspapers can survive in the digital age. Despite the loss, Death of the Daily News is a timely and insightful look at how a town can survive the death of a local newspaper.
A reporter with extensive experience in local and national news, Andrew Conte’s book takes a unique perspective. His reporting has appeared in POLITICO, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Through his work, he offers an eyewitness account of the struggles that face communities as their newspapers die.
While it may seem that there is no hope for local journalism, the book shows that there are people who are working to revive and rebuild it. Whether it’s through the establishment of an online newspaper or the creation of a grassroots community news site, it’s important for citizens to be able to access local news.
In addition to covering local news, the Daily News has a prominent sports section. Several prominent sports photographs are featured in the paper’s pages.
During its heyday, the Daily News was a bustling metro tabloid. Many mainstays of the paper sat on the same bench for decades. One such figure was legendary boxing writer Jimmy Cannon. Another was Bill Gallo, a writer who contributed a column to the paper.
The Daily News has long been a fixture in the city. For several years, the paper was in a fierce circulation battle with the New York Post. However, by the late 1990s, it had been forced to move. When it did, it relocated to a new location on West 33rd Street.