The Daily News is a daily newspaper based in Jersey City, NJ. It was founded by Joseph Medill Patterson in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News. In 1947, it had a circulation of 2.4 million copies per day. Today, it is owned by Tronc. However, it has faced financial difficulties for decades.
The Daily News was founded in 1905
The Daily News Company was chartered in 1909 with the purpose of publishing a balanced newspaper. Its stockholders included members of both parties. Among them was Robert Douglas Dick, former editor of a defunct Republican paper. Another investor was Zeliffe P. Smith, a native of Michigan who was vice president of the Capital Printing Company in Raleigh. Smith was also editor of the Junior Order of the United American Mechanics.
It was sold to Tronc in 2017
The Daily News is in a transition period after it was sold to Tronc in 2017. The company that was born out of the Tribune Co. has taken over the paper and is planning to expand its digital presence. Tronc is a media company that specializes in bringing content to a large audience. Its immediate game plan is to build a digital platform that is large enough to attract national advertisers. It expects to have 80 million unique monthly visitors once the combined platform is up and running.
It has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes for public service
Since its establishment in 1856, the Daily News has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes for its reporting. Three of the newspaper’s editors were also honored with Pulitzers: Arthur Browne, Beverly Weintraub and Heidi Evans. For their investigative reporting of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, they won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007. Other winners included Sarah Ryley, who reported on police abuse of eviction rules.
It has a digital edition
If you have the Daily News-Digital Edition installed on your iOS device, you may have run into problems while downloading or loading the content. Sometimes, the app takes forever to download or won’t load at all. Usually, the first solution is to try restarting the download. However, this doesn’t solve the problem. The next step is to check your internet connection. Even if your WiFi signal is high, you might still experience difficulties loading the content or the app loads slowly.
It has a bench
Located in the lobby of The News building, a wooden bench has a special place in the paper’s history. In 1995, writer Bill Gallo wrote a story about it from the bench’s point of view. At the time, the newspaper was moving its headquarters from East 42nd Street to West 33rd Street. While the newspaper was in transition, the bench saw dozens of people including former editor and publisher Dick Young and boxing legend Jimmy Cannon sit on it.