The Daily News

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Daily News is the oldest newspaper in New York City and one of the most influential newspapers in the United States. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers bring you news from the world’s greatest city and the rest of the country, along with the latest in gossip and entertainment.

As the Roaring Twenties raged, the Daily News found a niche in the market for sensational pictorial coverage and titillating stories. It was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and maintained a large staff of photographers. It was also quick to jump on political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal, and social intrigue, including Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII, which led to the monarchy’s abdication.

By the mid-1930s, the Daily News had become the biggest newspaper in the United States and reached a circulation of more than one million. Its success can be attributed to its commitment to sensational front page stories, which often went well beyond the law, as illustrated by a 1928 incident in which a News reporter strapped a small camera to his leg and captured an image of Ruth Snyder being electrocuted in the electric chair. The next day’s paper blared the headline “DEAD!”

The News forged ahead with technological advances during the 1980s, developing what it claimed was the first metropolitan newspaper to be fully computerized for publishing and design. However, the newspaper’s darkest days were still to come, with union contracts chewing up 44 percent of its revenues and leaving the company in hundreds of millions of dollars debt. In 1985, the Tribune Company renamed the Daily News as “News Corp.” and hired non-union employees in an attempt to cut costs. This strategy proved disastrous, and within a year the newspaper was losing over $115 million a month.

In the late 1990s, the Daily News under new editors-in-chief Pete Hamill and Debby Krenek established a reputation for protecting the First Amendment and the rights of people perceived to have no voice in the city. Its coverage of police brutality against Haitian immigrant Abner Louima won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996, and it was awarded another for E.R. Shipp’s pieces on race, welfare and social issues. In 1995, the Daily News left its home of 65 years, the News Building, for a single-floor office at Manhattan West. The same year, the newspaper began publishing the quarterly (later monthly) insert BET Weekend for African Americans.

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