The New York Daily News, founded in 1919, was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, cartoons, and entertainment news. It was the dominant source of information about the city and its celebrities, as well as American politics and foreign policy. The paper was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.
As newspapers struggle to adapt to changing consumer habits, they face declining revenue and circulation, as well as a growing number of competitors on the digital front. Readership of traditional newspapers on the Web has been on a steady decline since the mid-2000s. In the fourth quarter of 2022, total online unique visitors to the websites of the 50 largest daily newspapers was an estimated 8.8 million, a decline of 20% from the same period in 2021.
Despite these challenges, some publishers have managed to sustain or even grow their online audience. Others, including the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, have seen their online traffic shrinking, and both the Times and the Daily News have seen their print circulations fall as a result of declining readership.
The future of journalism is uncertain. The rapid disruption of technology is putting thousands of journalists out of work, closing newsrooms, and leaving vast areas without traditional sources of local news. In McKeesport, Pennsylvania, residents struggle to make sense of their community and separate facts from gossip after losing their local newspaper in 2015. The situation is replicated across America as hundreds of papers close, creating “news deserts” where people have little access to local journalism.
Daily News provides the latest national and international news, sports, New York exclusives, politics, and the latest gossip and celebrity. The paper also has the best writers and columnists, including bestselling authors William F. Buckley and Lan Samantha Chang, as well as opinion formers like Sargent Shriver and Joseph Lieberman.
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