Daily news is an ongoing flow of information about current events and affairs. It can take the form of television and radio broadcasts, news websites, newspapers and other print publications. It can also be found on social media, where it is often condensed into a quick and concise version of the story.
Founded in 1878, the New York Daily News was the first newspaper to successfully publish a daily edition in New York City. Its founders, Malcolm D. Mix and his brother Samuel, established it as a tabloid newspaper and attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs and cartoons, and New York-based politics and sports. During its heyday in the 1920s, it had one of the largest circulations in the world and was the inspiration for the fictional Daily Planet from the first two Superman films.
The paper moved to its present location in 1995, a modern building known as the Daily News Building (and also called 5 Manhattan West). It was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and is an official city landmark. The News’s radio station, WPIX, also shares the building.
In the digital era, many newspapers have struggled to find profitable business models. In addition, new types of media have emerged, such as podcasts and video platforms. As a result, many local and regional newspapers have closed in recent years. However, there are still several large and successful regional and national newspaper companies.
While the majority of the American public gets their news from online sources, more people are also turning to traditional print newspapers and broadcasters for their information. The New York Times and the Washington Post are among the most well-known print newspapers in the United States. In addition to their general news coverage, both newspapers have extensive archives of historical records and documents.
Local and community journalism is an important part of a democracy, but the industry is facing challenges in the era of the internet and social media. As these changes occur, there is a need for new ways to fund and support local journalism.
This fact sheet was prepared by the Pew Research Center as part of its ongoing investigation into the state of news, journalism and civic engagement in America. The project is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The research behind this report was conducted by Michael Barthel and Kirsten Worden. The analysis was supervised by Senior Researcher Michael D. McConnell. For more on this and other projects on news and civic engagement, visit the News & Media page on the Pew website.