A daily newspaper is a type of newspaper that is published on a regular basis, usually several times a week, and mainly reports news and events. It often includes information about politics, crime and culture. It may also contain sports, comics, and other entertainment articles. Historically, newspapers were printed on paper made from trees, but most are now produced on digital presses using recycled or synthetic pulp. Some newspapers are distributed through mail, but many are available in print and on digital platforms.
The New York Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919. The first tabloid in the United States, it attracted readers with sensational coverage of crimes and scandals, lurid photographs, and cartoons. Its editorial stance was flexibly centrist, but it leaned to the right, supporting isolationism in early World War II and later conservative populism. It also tended to be anti-union, although the union was able to win concessions from management in recent years.
The paper is currently owned by the investment firm Alden Global Capital, which has been cutting journalists at local papers around the country and has an interest in boosting revenue. The Daily News’ executive editor and general manager, Andrew Julien and Michael Gates, sent a memo to staff Tuesday that called for the paper to shift its priorities toward producing more stories about issues impacting New York City. The memo credited the support of ownership for the change in strategy.
It’s unclear whether the plan will pay off for the storied tabloid, which has struggled to overcome decades of financial problems. Its longtime owner, real estate mogul Mort Zuckerman, sold it to Tribune Publishing (then known as Tronc) in 2017 for just $1. The following year, the company cut the Daily News’ newsroom in half. Its circulation has fallen significantly since then. Nevertheless, the News remains one of the largest metro newspapers in the nation. Its new focus on covering the city could be an attempt to capture the attention of a younger generation of digital-only news consumers. Other new local digital outlets have launched in recent years, including the New York Observer and Gothamist. In addition, the New York Times shuttered its Greater New York section last year, leaving an opening for a Daily News revival.