As the Daily News struggles with a decline in circulation, its digital platform is gaining subscribers. In a world of ever-shifting media, this is a fascinating case study.
The New York Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919. It was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format and reached its peak circulation in 1947. Today, it is the ninth most widely circulated newspaper in the United States and is owned by tronc. The newspaper’s editorial positions lean left, with a moderate-to-liberal bias and often contrasts with the crosstown rival, the New York Post. The paper is known for its bold headlines, celebrity gossip and a strong emphasis on local news and sports, in addition to a variety of other content including classified ads, comics and an opinion section.
This is a brilliant and well researched piece on the plight of newspapers in America, but it’s also a sad reminder of what we are losing to technological change. The loss of our local newspapers is a loss to the entire community, and the societal effects of this are not yet fully understood. This film is a valuable contribution to the understanding of these impacts and an important call to action to revive journalism in our communities.
In the end, this is a compelling tale of how a city copes with the death of its newspaper and how some citizens attempt to fill the void. It’s a cautionary tale but also one that shows how it’s possible to find new ways of doing journalism and to keep it alive in the age of Facebook and Twitter.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized copies of the Yale Daily News, the oldest college newspaper in the United States. The archive is open to the public and includes over 140 years of YDN reporting.
The Daily News is a fairly reliable news source, but like all sources it should be read in conjunction with other newspapers and online sites for a balanced view of the news. The DN does tend to have a liberal slant and they sometimes get their facts wrong, so it’s a good idea to always fact check information. The website is cluttered and clunky to navigate, though, which makes it frustrating to use. This is why I mostly read it in print now. The DN used to be my go-to for NYC relevant news and events, but it’s fallen by the wayside as I now read the Times exclusively. I really hope they can re-energize their digital presence because they’re missing out on some great readership. They need to make their site more user friendly and make it easier to navigate. Otherwise, they’ll fall further behind the Times. This is a must-see for anyone interested in journalism. They should be required viewing for journalism students and professors. I’ll be passing it along to my friends who are journalists as well. It’s a must-see for everyone else!