The Daily News

Daily News is a popular English newspaper published in South Africa. It is one of the leading newspapers in the country and has a strong presence online. It provides quality content and is a trusted source of information. The newspaper focuses on local news and is known for its bold presentation of the news. It also offers a variety of interesting articles and is a highly read tabloid.

The Daily News was launched in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, a publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The new paper quickly gained a following in the Big Apple because of its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, and lurid photographs. The newspaper was one of the first to use the Associated Press wirephoto service, and it had a large staff of photographers. The Daily News also emphasized political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal, and social intrigue, like the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that contributed to the latter’s abdication.

By the 1970s the Daily News was locked in a fierce circulation battle with its more sensational rival, the New York Post. The News would eventually lose its position as the nation’s top-selling daily tabloid, but it continued to publish intense city news coverage and an entertaining comics section. In 1975 the newspaper rolled out what would be its best-known headline, “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” The screamer was prompted by President Gerald Ford’s speech the day before vetoing a municipal bankruptcy bailout.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the Daily News developed a reputation for championing the rights of New York’s citizens, particularly those who were considered to be among the city’s underdogs. The newspaper won Pulitzer Prizes in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on race and welfare, and in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s coverage of police brutality against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. The paper’s editors-in-chief in these years, Pete Hamill and Debby Krenek, both earned reputations for protecting the First Amendment and defending the free press.

In the early 1990s the Daily News expanded its reach through the launch of a regional insert, BET Weekend for African Americans. The insert quickly grew in popularity, and by 1997 it was distributed in fifteen markets nationwide. The Daily News also began publishing its website in 1996, and its internet version became a huge success.

In 1995 the Daily News left its longtime home in the News Building, moving to a single-floor office at Manhattan West. It soon branched out into the television and movie industries, producing a successful sitcom starring Jerry Springer and developing the quarterly magazine BET Weekend for African Americans. The Daily News also partnered with Google to provide a digital version of its newspaper on the Internet in 2000. It has since developed a number of other digital products, including a Daily News E-dition that delivers the full newspaper to subscribers in a format designed for reading on mobile devices.