Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first newspaper printed in tabloid format in the U.S. It’s also the country’s ninth largest daily newspaper in circulation. With the Daily News’ AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, it aligns with the liberal political agenda. The paper’s website features a large number of articles and photographs on topics that range from politics to entertainment.
As the newspaper was growing, it was able to attract readers with lurid photographs and cartoons. The paper was one of the first newspapers in the nation to use the Associated Press wirephoto service. The paper’s editorial stance was often compared to the right-leaning New York Post, but it was also often a moderate, liberal alternative to the newspaper.
In 1947, the newspaper reached a peak circulation of 2.4 million copies a day. The paper was one of the country’s biggest sellers until it began to shrink in the late 1970s. Its reputation as a liberal alternative to the conservative New York Post grew as it won 11 Pulitzer Prizes and was a stalwart of the Democratic Party.
The Daily News also offers an interactive edition on its website and mobile apps. Users can read the newspaper on a computer or mobile device and share their stories with others. Its features include a large photo section, classified ads, celebrity gossip, and a sports section. The newspaper’s digital tools include a swipe-through feature that allows users to view pages and swipe between them. It’s also possible to download an edition for offline reading.
The paper is owned by Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Tronc agreed to pay $1 for all of the liabilities of the paper and became the owner of the Daily News. Several former reporters and editors are employed at the newspaper. Nic Ross is the executive director of THE CITY. He was previously the chief editorial and content officer of the Hindustan Times in Delhi, India, and editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian in South Africa. He was a reporter on three continents. He has won awards for his work, including the “Best Use of Data” award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville. He also writes for The Intercept and The Daily Beast.
Samantha McLaughlin is a reporter for THE CITY. She previously covered transportation policy for Politico New York, and worked as a reporter for the Associated Press and NBC 4 New York. She’s a graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She’s been featured in the New York Times, POLITICO, Gothamist, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She has been a guest on NPR’s Latino USA and CityLab.
Ben Ross is the visual producer for THE CITY. He was previously a national political reporter for Forward and DNAinfo. He graduated from the CUNY Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. He’s a recipient of the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Social Justice Reporting.
The newspaper’s editorial stance is described as “flexibly centrist” by the New York Times. It has also been referred to as “high-minded” by the New York Times. It has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes, which include five for investigative journalism.