Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News is the first U.S. daily newspaper printed in tabloid format and reached a circulation peak in 1947 at 2.4 million copies daily. Today, it is owned by tronc and is based in Manhattan. Its editors are known for “deep sourcing and doorstep reporting” to deliver city-centered crime reportage and expose municipal misconduct. In addition, the paper is a strong champion of civil rights and an ally to working people, promoting progressive political ideas, notably during the administrations of Republican mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg.
The News has been at the forefront of coverage of major events in the city and nationally, including covering the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 presidential election, the 2014 police shootings of two NYPD officers, and the coronavirus pandemic of 2019 that swept the country. The News has won numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2016 (shared with ProPublica) for uncovering the NYPD’s abuse of eviction rules.
In recent years, the newspaper has shifted its editorial stance to be more moderate to liberal. This is largely due to competition with the more conservative New York Post, which was historically its main rival. The News has also benefited from the decline of other New York tabloids.
In addition to local and national news, the Daily News is a great source for sports coverage. The newspaper is home to award-winning writers, columnists, and opinion formers who cover all the latest Yankees, Mets, and Jets news. The newspaper’s sports section is one of the best in the nation.
The News is a member of the New York City Media Association, which represents local print and digital publications in the city. In an era when many large, national newspapers have cut back on their New York coverage and are closing offices, the News is poised to continue its tradition as a vital source of local news. The paper’s website offers a variety of free and paid subscriptions to its content, and it can be downloaded as an app on most mobile devices. The newspaper is also available for free at several NYC subway stations. The newspaper’s New York City office is located at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The building straddles the railroad tracks going into Pennsylvania Station and is part of Manhattan West. The Daily News also maintains an off-site newsroom in Jersey City, where the paper’s printing plant is located.