What is a Daily News?

A daily news is a newspaper that is published every day of the week. It focuses on the latest events that are happening in the world and is primarily concerned with politics, business, sports, and entertainment. In the United States, there are several major daily newspapers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily and was founded in 1878. It serves the Yale and New Haven communities and is financially independent from the university. In addition to the daily paper, the Yale Daily News also publishes a Friday supplement known as WKND, and several special editions each year in collaboration with the college’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.

In the 1920s, the Daily News became the first successful tabloid in the United States, attracting readers with sensational pictorial coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons. It was especially renowned for its coverage of the Depression, becoming an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and employing a large staff of photographers.

By 1947, Daily News distribution had reached a peak of 2.4 million copies per day. In the same year, it founded the city’s television station WPIX, whose call letters were a play on its nickname “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” The building that housed the paper from 1929 until 1995 is an iconic art deco structure located at 220 East 42nd Street, known as the News Building. It was designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and featured a giant globe in the lobby.

Throughout the decades, the Daily News battled its rival, the New York Post, for top circulation in New York City and gained a national reputation for fighting for the rights of the people of New York, particularly those who were perceived to lack a voice. This reputation helped the Daily News win several Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on race, welfare, and social issues and another in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s coverage of the police brutality against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

In the 1980s, however, it began to lose its edge as a top tabloid. By the end of the decade, its union contracts had been savaged by cutbacks in work rules and pay scales and labor costs were swallowing up to 44 percent of the paper’s revenue.

In the 1990s, with a new editor-in-chief (first Pete Hamill, then Debby Krenek), the Daily News repositioned itself as a serious newspaper that focused on politics and the economy. It made a big investment in color presses, enabling it to match the visual quality of USA Today, and launched an innovative online version called Digital Daily. It also started a quarterly insert for African Americans, BET Weekend, which quickly grew to a national audience. By the mid-2000s, the Daily News had grown to be one of the largest newspapers in the country.