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The Daily News, originally called the Illustrated Daily News when founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, was the first successful American tabloid newspaper and once had the largest circulation of any paper in the United States. The News attracted readers by featuring sensational stories of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and comics and other entertainment features. The paper reached its peak in 1947 with a circulation of over 2 million. It ceased publication in 1906. Today’s New York Daily News is not related to the earlier newspaper.
The News’ editorial stance was described as “flexibly centrist” with a “high-minded, if populist, legacy.” The newspaper was known for its support of isolationism during the early stages of World War II and later became a liberal alternative to the conservative Post. Its building at 220 East 42nd Street, which was designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is an official city landmark and served as the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The News has long maintained local bureaus in New York and also owned radio station WPIX (its call letters being a play on the newspaper’s nickname). This was one of the first television channels to broadcast locally, and the News was a major investor in several other local TV and radio stations. These days, the News publishes online and in print. Its website, however, has seen declining traffic. Its print circulation has declined as well. Digital audience traffic is a much more reliable measure of the health of local newspapers than total newspaper circulation, which can be inaccurately interpreted as the number of people who read the paper or watch the television show. It is a crucially important tool for understanding the economics of modern media and the challenges facing local newspapers.