Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first newspaper published in tabloid format. Its sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and other entertainment features appealed to readers in a time when the country was still recovering from World War I.
The Daily News is also known for its political writing and commentary, as well as its sports reporting and coverage of the New York City Yankees, Mets, Giants, and Jets. Its writers and columnists have gone on to have successful careers in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, John Hersey, Lan Samantha Chang, Strobe Talbott, Calvin Trillin, and Daniel Yergin.
A typical daily newspaper consists of several sections, such as national/international news; local news (e.g., police reports); sports; entertainment/amusements; classified ads; and opinions. Some newspapers may have additional sections, such as comics, a neighborhood news section, or an arts/culture section. The paper is usually printed on large sheets of newsprint, but some newspapers use different formats and colors. The most important news stories are usually placed on the front page, although the main articles might be spread throughout the various sections of the newspaper.
Normally, newspapers are printed in black ink, but some may be printed in color or have special insert advertisements. Depending on the size of the newspaper, it might have a fold to make it easier to read. In addition, some papers have a supplement, called a “newsstand edition,” which is more compact and designed to be sold at newsstands.
In the United States, daily newspapers are often distributed free of charge, but they can be purchased for a fee. Typically, the cost is $0.50 per paper or less. Some papers are available online as well.
Each daily news article contains comprehension and critical thinking questions, found below the article. Students who answer these questions will have a better understanding of the news story. In addition, we provide “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips, maps and links) to help students with their research. Sign-up to receive a daily email with the answers to these questions!
The Daily News is an American morning newspaper published in New York City. It is owned by Tribune Publishing, which includes the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper was once the most-read daily newspaper in the United States, but it has dropped to the sixth position recently. Its current owner, the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, has enacted multiple rounds of cost-cutting and buyouts since it took over in 2016. This has led to layoffs and a long battle with the New York Times Guild. The newspaper has been a frequent source of controversy and ridicule due to its sensational and slanted coverage. The newspaper has been accused of racism, sexism, and anti-immigrant sentiments. It has responded with strong support from its readers and a commitment to investigative journalism.