In its heyday, the Daily News could hold an entire city’s attention with one sensational headline. Its flamboyant tabloid style gave rise to the term “New York tabloid,” and its hard-hitting journalism was known around the world. Today, the newspaper is no longer a daily, and its circulation has fallen from its mid-20th century peak, but it still provides a wide range of news articles and commentary.
The Daily News is also well known for its use of strong loaded words in its headlines such as: “Ford to City: Drop Dead!” and “NYPD Seizes Accused Child Molester’s Assets.” It is a city-centered newspaper that does extensive doorstep reporting, and its sourcing is credible. Editorially, the paper leans left but has endorsed both Republicans and Democrats for president.
It is the oldest and one of the largest metropolitan newspapers in the United States. In addition to publishing a print edition, it also produces online and video content. The paper has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2012.
Founded in 1919, the Daily News became the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format and reached its peak circulation in 1947. It won eleven Pulitzer prizes and has a rich legacy of journalism, both in New York and around the world. The newspaper is best known for its sensational coverage of 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. The News also emphasized the importance of photography and was an early user of the AP wirephoto service in the 1930s. The News was also an early adopter of television and owned both a broadcasting company and radio station.
In 1948, the Daily News established WPIX-TV (Channel 11 in New York City) whose call letters were derived from its nickname as “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” The television station later moved to a different building but the newspaper still maintains offices within the former Daily News Building on 42nd Street. The News has also owned and operated a radio station, WFAN-FM, since 2014.
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