The Daily News

A daily newspaper is a periodical publication that contains information about current events, news and opinions. It can also feature photographs, advertisements and cartoons. Often, the front page of a newspaper contains the most important stories and headlines. A newspaper is usually published once a day and has a large readership.

The Daily News is the largest metropolitan newspaper in New York City, with a circulation of over one million. Its history stretches back to 1919, when it was founded as a tabloid newspaper and quickly gained a reputation for sensational pictorial coverage. It also became famous for its commitment to protecting the rights of minorities in the city. In addition to its news and opinion pieces, the Daily News regularly runs local contests and features, including celebrity gossip, sports and classified ads.

In the early 1980s, the newspaper suffered its first major decline in circulation. This was partly due to a three-month strike by its employees, which resulted in a 145,000 loss of readers per day. It was also exacerbated by a significant price increase and production problems. In March 1991, controversial British media mogul Robert Maxwell purchased the Daily News from the Tribune Company. He was able to purchase the paper at this low point in its history because he had successfully negotiated contracts with the newspaper’s unions.

Despite these challenges, the newspaper rebounded and by the end of the 1990s, the Daily News had once again become one of America’s biggest newspapers. Its reputation for social justice and investigative journalism was augmented by a series of Pulitzer Prizes, which were awarded to writers who examined important issues of the time.

As of January 2021, the Daily News has a digital subscription base of more than five million people. The newspaper’s website features national and international news, as well as the latest in entertainment and sports. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers bring you the best of the world from New York City and beyond.

In the 1920s, as the newspaper’s circulation increased to 1.5 million, publisher John Mead Howells commissioned Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells to design a new headquarters building at 220 East 42nd Street. The 36-story freestanding Art Deco structure, which was the model for the Daily Planet building in the Superman franchise, remained the News’s headquarters until 1995. It was later replaced with the current Manhattan West headquarters, formerly known as 450 West 33rd Street.