What Is a Daily Newspaper?

A daily newspaper is a periodical publication containing a variety of news items. It usually consists of a section devoted to current events and another featuring editorial opinion. It also contains sports reports, weather updates, and classified ads. A daily newspaper can be read on the Internet or on paper and may be printed in many languages. Its main objective is to provide the public with a wide range of current and relevant information.

The New York Daily News was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, it attracted readers with sensational stories of crime and scandal and lurid photographs, as well as cartoons and entertainment features. The Daily News reached its peak circulation in 1947, when it had 2.4 million daily subscribers.

After World War II, the Daily News shifted its focus to politics and local affairs. The paper became a leader in exposing corruption, as well as in coverage of the black community. The Daily News has also been a leader in covering sports and other popular events, as well as providing commentary on a broad spectrum of social issues.

Currently, the Daily News has a circulation of about 1,500,000 copies. Its website attracts an additional 200,000 visitors daily. The newspaper has also won awards for its political coverage and for its editorial positions on ballot measures and candidates.

As a result of declining advertising sales, the Daily News has been forced to cut its staff, with some editorial and business staff members being fired in early 2009. The New York Times Company has reportedly spent $175 million to keep the newspaper afloat.

While the newspaper has enjoyed a brief resurgence, it is still struggling financially. In 2017, the paper sank to its lowest sales numbers in years, and in September of that year its former owners (Tribune Publishing Company, later known as Tronc) sold it for just one dollar.

The newspaper is headquartered at 450 West 33rd Street in Manhattan, the old Daily News Building, designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, which was also the location of its sister television station, WPIX. It is an official city and state landmark and the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman movies. The former News building was the home of the newspaper for most of its history until 1995, when it moved to its current location. It straddles the railroad tracks that lead into Pennsylvania Station. The News building is now part of the complex known as Manhattan West.

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