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A daily newspaper is a printed publication that contains news and information about current events. It is published each day and is usually devoted to politics, business, sports, etc. A daily newspaper is also known as a broadsheet and can be found in many cities and countries around the world.

The New York Daily News is a tabloid American daily newspaper founded in 1919. It was the first successful newspaper printed in tabloid format and grew quickly, attracting readers with sensational stories of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons. The paper became the sixth largest newspaper in the United States with a circulation of close to 700,000 in 2006.

In the late 1990s, under the leadership of a series of editors-in-chief (first Pete Hamill and then Debby Krenek), the Daily News established itself as an advocate for the First Amendment rights of its audience, especially New York City’s minorities, and for those seen as without a voice. This was reflected in the paper’s winning of two Pulitzer Prizes in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on race and welfare and Mike McAlary’s coverage of the police beating of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima. The Daily News also became a pioneer in digital publishing, launching its website in 1996 and developing complete electronic publishing in 1999. In 1996 it began a quarterly and then monthly insert, BET Weekend for African Americans, which soon achieved nationwide distribution. The newspaper moved out of its iconic News Building in the mid-1990s and into a single floor office at 5 Manhattan West.

By the early 21st century, no printed newspaper was unscathed by the rise of the internet and online news, and the Daily News saw its readership dwindle. However, the emergence of and public interest in the Donald Trump presidential campaign offered the Daily News an opportunity to make a comeback, with the paper frequently taking a controversial approach. This included giving Senator Ted Cruz the middle finger via the Statue of Liberty’s hand, and repeating its famous headline of “TRUMP TO WORLD: DROP DEAD.”

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