Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 that currently prints 200,000 copies per day. The paper is the largest daily newspaper in New York City and one of the top ten in the United States. It is owned by tronc, and its headquarters are at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan.
The Daily News features intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, sports, and a strong opinion section. It also contains large and prominent photographs, and it was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service. In addition, the Daily News has a tradition of covering high-profile events such as political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal, and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication.
Unlike its rival, the New York Post, which is a primarily political newspaper, the Daily News has a broad editorial stance and a high level of sophistication. While the Daily News has often been characterized as a Democratic newspaper, in recent years its editorials have leaned moderate to liberal. The paper has long espoused conservative populism, but has become increasingly moderate in its stances in the wake of the decline of the party’s power.
In the 21st century, newspapers are struggling to survive in a rapidly changing world. Many have shuttered their doors, leaving large parts of the country without a local newspaper to provide them with important information about their communities. In Death of the Daily News, Andrew Conte explores the ramifications of this trend in a town that has lost its newspaper.
Conte’s book is both a fascinating read and an essential contribution to the ongoing discussion about the future of local journalism. It is a wise and deeply reported look at what happens when a newspaper dies, and at how some citizens are attempting to fill the void left behind by their loss.
Great Lakes Daily News, formerly GLIN Daily News, is a collection of news articles related to the Great Lakes region from professional media outlets across the United States and Canada. The content is curated by the Great Lakes Commission staff, and is delivered in a daily email digest to subscribers. This archive contains a selection of the best news stories and resources for the Great Lakes, including water, environment, energy, health and economics. It is a valuable tool for Great Lakes stakeholders to keep current on the latest issues impacting our region.