Daily News is a popular newspaper that has been around for a very long time. It is published in New York City and is one of the most widely circulated newspapers in America. The paper is also the nation’s oldest tabloid newspaper and was founded in 1919. Today, the Daily News has a circulation of about 200,000 copies a day and is owned by tronc, the publishing operations of the former Tribune Company.
The Daily News has been called the newspaper of choice for many of the city’s elite, including former president Jimmy Carter and former vice president Al Gore. In recent years, the paper has been losing its audience to other newspapers. This can be attributed to several factors, including the rise of social media and mobile devices.
Despite its reputation as a conservative newspaper, the Daily News has often taken positions that are outside of the mainstream of conservatism. Nevertheless, the paper has always been a respected source of news.
Its coverage of politics and national affairs often mirrored that of the right-leaning Times, but it drew more readers than its competitor. During the Great Depression, its editorial page emphasized the need for a “new deal” for the working class. It was particularly supportive of the Roosevelt administration’s efforts to alleviate poverty and unemployment.
For a while the Daily News was also known for its “Voice of the People” column, which featured letters from readers. Typical of the “Voice” columns were those that expressed a wariness or resentment toward non-whites, especially African Americans. For example, two letters from the same day in 1965 were published that both argued against affirmative action in government hiring.
The News also made a point of publishing stories about welfare cheats, including those who were black. These stories were usually based on tips from the News’s readers and informants. However, given the segregated nature of New York City, those tips were likely disproportionately from white readers.
Even so, these stories drew more readers than other papers, and the News became the first newspaper to receive national press recognition for its investigative reporting. During World War II, the Daily News was an important source of information about the bombings of Pearl Harbor and other major events.
During the Cold War, the paper was critical of the Soviet Union. It criticized the Soviet invasion of Hungary and Germany, but it was also a strong supporter of the United States.
In the 1950s, the News was a major opponent of urban integration, arguing that integration would impede economic development and raise crime. It also criticized the federal government’s decision to subsidize public housing.
These messages were very effective in appealing to the News’s audience of working-class whites, but they did not reflect a desire to fight for the rights of nonwhites. For that reason, the News’s opposition to integration may have been rooted in a combination of economic anxiety and racism.
For a long time, the Daily News was a self-proclaimed Republican newspaper, with a strong and unyielding political bias. However, in recent years, the paper has exhibited a more moderate-to-liberal bias. This makes the Daily News a left-leaning newspaper, and it is AllSides’ most liberal newspaper on our political spectrum.