The Daily News
The Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 and the first tabloid in the United States. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and entertainment features. The paper remained one of the country’s largest-selling newspapers throughout most of the 20th century. Its circulation peaked in 1947. It is not related to the New York Daily News of the 19th century, which shut down in 1906.
The paper is based in New York City, and has bureaus in all five of the boroughs of the city, as well as inside City Hall and One Police Plaza. It also has several satellite offices around the state and nation. Its print and online editions contain national and international news, local and city news, opinion, sports, classified ads, and celebrity gossip. In addition, the newspaper has long been known for its high-profile and sometimes gruesome crime coverage and courtroom dramas.
As a historically conservative paper, it supported isolationism in the early stages of World War II and espoused conservative populism through much of the rest of its history. By the 1990s, however, it began shifting its editorial stance to a more centrist position.
In the 1920s, like other popular dailies, the Daily News found abundant subject matter in political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to her abdication. The newspaper also devoted considerable attention to photography and was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service.
The Daily News is the official paper of Yale University and publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. The newspaper is known for its annual special issues such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and Commencement Issue, as well as its weekly supplement called WEEKEND. It also publishes annual special editions celebrating Yale’s Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx communities.