The Daily News Podcast
The Daily News combines a deep knowledge of the city and its people with the best national and international reporting. Its writers and columnists are renowned for their passion, intelligence, insight and wit.
Founded in 1919, the paper was America’s first tabloid newspaper and once had circulation of more than 2.4 million. Today, the newspaper is known for its national coverage and New York exclusives. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers bring you news from the world’s greatest city and beyond.
Daily News features national and local news, New York exclusives, politics and the latest in gossip and entertainment. Its award-winning writers and columnists are renowned for its passion, intelligence, insight and wit. The newspaper is also famous for its sports coverage of the Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets.
In recent years, the paper has branched out into online publishing and the creation of podcasts. Its flagship podcast, The Daily, has a wide audience worldwide and is based in the News Building in Manhattan. It is available on both Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded for offline reading.
While the podcast format pioneered by The Daily – a deep-dive, often around 25 minutes – has proved the most popular, a number of publishers have opted for shorter shows and a microbulletin aimed at smart speakers and streaming apps. These shorter, more concise shows tend to be less reliant on advertising revenue and are often a way of attracting younger audiences.
As of February 2022, 102 active daily news podcasts are listed in iTunes, with 37 having launched over the past year. This growth is likely driven by the wider drive among publishers to invest in audio generally rather than a specific response to coronavirus, though it has certainly helped. The most rapid expansion has occurred in Australia, where launches from a variety of publishers has more than doubled the number of shows.
Across the United States, four of the top five weekly news podcasts by download numbers are daily news shows according to data from Podtrac. Publishers do not generally release their actual download figures, but the popularity of these shows has helped them attract subscribers to their newspaper websites and services.
In the UK, FT Radio’s Daily Briefing and France’s La Story each reach hundreds of thousands of listeners, while in Australia, The Times of London’s weekly podcast and Australia’s The Times Today are both pulling in more than 2 million downloads a month. These shows make up less than 1% of all podcasts but are punching well above their weight in terms of audience size.