The New York Daily News is a daily tabloid newspaper that serves the city of New York, New Jersey, and Westchester, and is based in Lower Manhattan. The newspaper was founded in 1919 and is one of the nation’s largest newspapers by circulation. It is owned by tronc, the publishing operations of Tribune Company. Its editorial stance is considered moderate to liberal and often contrasted with the right-wing rival, the New York Post.
In the 1920s, the Daily News found abundant subject matter, focusing on political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue like the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. It also emphasized photographic coverage, developing a large staff of photographers and using the Associated Press wire photo service extensively. The paper’s headquarters, the Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue (known as 5 Manhattan West), designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, was an official New York City landmark until 1995 when it was replaced by a modern tower. The building straddles the railroad tracks that run into Pennsylvania Station. A former Daily News subsidiary, WPIX-TV, now known as WCBS, still has its offices in the 42nd Street location.
While it is no longer the largest daily in the United States, the New York Daily News is a highly respected newspaper that covers a vast variety of topics from city news to celebrity gossip. The newspaper’s website offers a digital version of the daily newspaper as well as various news and entertainment blogs and features. The newspaper also has an active social media presence and a mobile app, allowing users to interact with the site and receive breaking news on the go.
In addition to the website and its mobile apps, the Daily News offers a variety of special editions each year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue and First Year Issue. The newspaper also collaborates with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups to publish annual special issues celebrating the AAPI, Black and Indigenous communities.
The Daily News has an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, indicating that the newspaper’s ideology leans strongly toward progressive or left-wing thought. In particular, the newspaper has a long history of opposing anti-Semitism in all its forms, and has opposed anti-Israeli policy on principle, even when that has harmed US national security interests.