New York Daily News Shuts Down Newsroom
The Daily News is a New York City newspaper. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson and has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes. Recently, it was sold to Tronc. While the newspaper is still a New York City institution, there is no newsroom there anymore. Fortunately, its employees are staying in place.
The Daily News was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson
Patterson had a very successful journalism career and was a descendant of the illustrious Medill family, which had owned the Chicago Tribune. However, his father was unable to continue running the paper and he had to take on the challenge of starting his own paper. Eventually, he settled in New York and founded the New York Daily News. His publication was the first American tabloid, and it quickly gained a large readership. During its early years, Patterson was able to use extensive photography to tell stories that were sensational. The newspaper soon became the most read in the United States. Patterson left his Chicago Tribune holdings in 1925 but continued to expand the Daily News syndicate. He supported Franklin D. Roosevelt until his death, but later became a fierce critic of the Democratic administration and its policies.
It has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes
In addition to its award-winning editorials, the Daily News has also won journalism prizes in other categories. In 1971, William Sherman won the prize for local investigative reporting for his reporting on the alleged abuse of the New York Medicaid program. In 1998, the paper’s E.R. Shipp won the prize for commentaries on social issues. In 1999, the paper’s Mike McAlary was honored for his coverage of the brutal beating of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima by police officers. Sadly, Mike McAlary, who was 41 at the time, died from cancer soon after receiving the award. The News’s editorial board also won the prize for its reporting on the plight of the Apollo Theatre, a venue that has suffered from financial mismanagement.
It was sold to Tronc in 2017
Tronc is a media company that owns the Chicago Daily News, the Baltimore Sun-Times, and the Hartford Courant. It previously owned The News, a portfolio of newspapers owned by the Tribune Company. After spinning off Tribune Publishing in 2014, Tronc plans to continue to invest in news and media companies.
It has no newsroom
The New York Daily News, once the country’s largest newspaper, has shut down its newsroom. The paper was sold to Tribune Publishing Company for $1 in 2017 by media mogul Mortimer B. Zuckerman. The new owners have been reorganizing the paper’s newsroom, laying off half of the staff. The paper’s offices will close on Wednesday. Employees will have until October 30 to retrieve their personal belongings.
It has large photographs
The New York Daily News’s collection of photographs chronicles the history of New York City and its characters. The archive contains over 100,000 images, dating back to 1919. The collection contains both historic and iconic images of the city, as well as portraits of the famous characters who have graced its pages.
It has classified ads
The Daily News has classified ads, which allow you to advertise a variety of items. You can place your ad free of charge, but certain categories require prepayment. For more information, please visit the Classifieds page.
It has opinion section
The Daily News’s opinion section has been described as “flexibly centrist,” “high-minded,” and “populist.” For five decades, the Daily News was a staunchly Republican paper, supporting isolationism in early World War II and conservative populism from the 1940s to the mid-1970s. Since the 1980s, however, the paper has changed its stance and is now regarded as a moderate alternative to the right-wing Post.