The Daily News is a popular and trusted brand in news, entertainment and sports. It delivers the latest breaking news, sports and events from New York City and around the globe. It is a leading online source of local and international news, with an emphasis on politics, celebrity gossip and the latest in pop culture.
The News first came into being in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, a subsidiary of the Tribune Company of Chicago. As the first tabloid newspaper in the United States, it attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence as well as lurid photographs and cartoons.
Its heyday was in the 1920s and 1930s. By the end of the decade, it had a circulation of more than 2 million copies a day. It was one of the early adopters of photo wire services and a major player in the development of color photography.
Aside from its storied history, the Daily News also holds the distinction of being home to the world’s tallest masthead. The tower was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood in 1929.
Today, the Daily News is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Associated Press. It is located in 450 West 33rd Street, Manhattan. The building is part of the aforementioned Manhattan West complex and features a gigantic globe as its centerpiece.
It is the largest newsroom in the United States, spanning a total of 325,000 square feet. It employs 1,800 people.
This large staff allows for high-quality, on-time delivery of content to its subscribers. Its online presence is a major draw, with over 1.3 million unique visitors per month.
The Daily News also produces several other newspapers and a host of magazine titles. Its website features a mobile app and an e-commerce portal to sell its products.
The Daily News ranked as the top-selling news brand in the United States for over 50 years and has a market share of 42%. Its advertising sales have been consistently strong, although the number of ads has decreased over time. The paper has also benefited from its acquisition of digital advertising technology, including a subscription management platform that allows it to offer its clients a comprehensive suite of advertising solutions.