The Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919, the first tabloid printed in the United States. It reached its peak circulation in 1947, when it had 2.4 million subscribers. The paper has published a number of important historical events, including the assassination of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The current version of the Daily News is a tabloid-formatted newspaper, and has been owned by the New York Times Company since 1986. The paper is based in the Brooklyn section of New York City and has offices across the country.
Aside from the main newspaper, the Daily News also publishes several special editions throughout the year. These include the Yale Daily News Magazine and a Friday supplement called WKND. The Daily News also has editorial collaborations with various communities around Yale, such as its annual Commencement and First Year Issues, and its inaugural issues celebrating the Black, Latino, and Asian American communities in partnership with Yale’s cultural centers.
In addition, the Daily News has historically occupied the second-largest office building in Manhattan, the “News Building”, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, an official city and national landmark. Its successor, 450 West 33rd Street (also known as 5 Manhattan West), which houses the Associated Press world headquarters, is still sometimes referred to as the News Building. The News once maintained local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, and shared offices within One Police Plaza with other city government agencies. It also operated the television station WPIX, whose call letters were inspired by the newspaper’s nickname.
The paper’s long-standing editorial stance has varied over time. The News supported isolationism in the early stages of World War II, espoused conservatism during the 1950s and 1960s, and later moved toward the center. Since the 1990s, it has had a more liberal tilt, although it has continued to maintain its strong opposition to the right-wing rival, the New York Post.
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