What is a Daily News?

Gambling News May 23, 2024

Daily news is a term that describes the information published in newspapers on a daily basis. This information includes national and international news, government policies, social issues, science and technology updates and more. The information is organised into different sections or pages and the main points of each news item are highlighted for easy reference. It is also important to take notes whilst reading to keep a record of the information you read. This can be a useful tool when compiling monthly or weekly summaries of the current news.

In 1919, the New York Daily News was founded and quickly became known for its large headlines and prominent photographs and short articles. It was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service and maintained a staff of photographers. By the 1930s, the Daily News reached its peak with circulation exceeding two million, resulting in the title of America’s most popular newspaper. At this time, the newspaper was largely liberal in its political views but also had a penchant for sensational pictorial coverage. A prime example was the photo of Ruth Snyder mid-electrocution on January 12, 1928.

By the 21st century, the Daily News found itself in a circulation battle with the rival tabloid, The New York Post. In the face of declining readership, the newspaper harked back to its more sensational roots in an attempt to reestablish itself as the city’s premier source of news. On October 30, 1975, the Daily News rolled out what would become one of its most famous headlines ever: “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD”. This was a direct response to President Gerald Ford’s veto of a bankruptcy bail-out for the city. The News later noted that the headline may have contributed to the defeat of Democratic Governor Jimmy Carter in the 1976 presidential election.

As of September 2018, the Daily News has a daily circulation of just over one million. This is a significant drop from its high of nearly three million in 1978 when the paper closed for almost three months due to a multi-union strike. During this period, the Daily News lost 145,000 daily readers to its major competitors in New York City, The New York Post and The New York Times.

In October 1990, the Tribune Company attempted to purchase the Daily News from its owner Maxwell. However, a bidding war broke out with Mort Zuckerman, the founder of the Atlantic media empire, ultimately purchasing the paper for $36 million, less than half what Black offered. At the same time, Zuckerman negotiated contracts with nine of the Daily News’ ten unions to guarantee that he would keep most of the newspaper’s employees on board. However, this was not enough to reverse the paper’s fortunes and by 1993 the Daily News had suffered a steep decline in circulation. This was a major contributor to the decision by Zuckerman to sell the Daily News in January of that year. It was eventually purchased by Tronc in 2016. The Daily News continues to be published with a heavy focus on local news, celebrity gossip and comics, as well as intense city news coverage.