The Sources of Daily News

Daily news is a term used to refer to current events or issues that are being covered in the news. Whether they are being reported on national or local news outlets, these stories typically cover the same major issues that are occurring each day around the world. The most popular source for daily news is newspapers, though television and online media are also a common way to find information about the world and its happenings.

The most famous source of daily news in the United States is the New York Daily News. The newspaper is known for its sensational pictorial coverage and titillating story lines. It was the first tabloid newspaper to succeed, and in its heyday during the 1930s had one of the highest circulations in the country. It was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service, and had a large staff of photographers. In 1947 the Daily News reached its highest circulation with 2.4 million daily readers.

Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, the founder of the Chicago Tribune, the Daily News was originally called the Illustrated Daily News. It quickly became the most popular paper in New York City, attracting readers with its sensational coverage of crime and scandal. The newspaper was also able to capitalize on its proximity to the nation’s capital, and found great success among commuters on the city’s subway system who appreciated the shorter, tabloid format of the newspaper.

The newspaper favored political wrongdoing, and was known for its coverage of such cases as the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue (such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII, which led to his abdication). The Daily News was also an early user of photography in the 1930s, and developed a renowned staff of photographers. The paper was a pioneer in the use of front page photographs, and was a leading force in the development of the use of color in American journalism.

In the 1970s, the Daily News continued to attract large numbers of readers with its sensational content. By 1975 the newspaper had become well known for its front-page headline, “Ford to the City: Drop Dead.” In the 1980s the Daily News struggled to compete with its rivals in the city’s newspaper market, and was unable to regain its past glory.

In the 1990s, the Daily News improved its reputation with a series of high-profile investigations, and a dedication to the rights of New York City residents. Its new editors-in-chief, Pete Hamill and Debby Krenek, were credited with revitalizing the paper, which went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1996 for E.R. Stevenson’s piece on police corruption. The Daily News continues to publish today, and remains a popular news source in New York City. Its website features a collection of the most popular articles each day. Each article contains comprehension and critical thinking questions for students, as well as “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips and maps) to help students gain a deeper understanding of the news story.