The Daily News Goes Remote With Video
Founded in 1919, The New York Daily News became the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States, attracting readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs and cartoons. After a long decline, the News rose again under publisher Jim Rich, who refocused the paper as an anti-Trump rival to The New York Post. The News lost its independence when Rich was ousted in 2016 and the paper was bought by Tribune Publishing, then known as Tronc, for $1. The company has slashed its workforce and shuttered several of the paper’s offices, including the old Daily News building in downtown Manhattan (known as 5 Manhattan West), designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.
The News has also lost a significant amount of revenue in recent years as fewer and fewer people purchase printed copies at newsstands, while more and more people stream digital versions on their smartphones or tablets. This has left the paper with less money to invest in things like investigative reporting, which was a hallmark of the Daily News under Rich. In 2018, The Daily News won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, along with ProPublica, for uncovering police department abuses of eviction rules in New York City.
As part of its digital efforts, The Daily News has relaunched its website and mobile app with a focus on video. The site has a new design that emphasizes videos and provides more options for interacting with content, and the app offers users more personalized notifications and a more customizable home page. The Daily News has also added a subscription option that lets readers access the full newspaper on both desktop and mobile devices.
Unlike traditional broadcasting, which relies on fixed crews to travel and shoot footage, Stringr’s remote video sourcing solution connects news outlets with the world’s largest videographer network to source original HD b-roll in real-time — or to stand-up a live feed if needed — without sending a crew to the scene. Combined with a cloud-based production suite, news outlets can produce and publish, stream and manage their content from anywhere in the world.
To assess what kinds of stories the Daily News is covering, researchers looked at every video posted on the newspaper’s YouTube channel in December 2019. They analyzed each video’s main topic and also assessed whether it mentioned two topics that were particularly prominent during this period: President Trump’s impeachment inquiry and the 2020 election.
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