The Daily News

Daily News

Daily News is a New York City-based newspaper founded in 1919. The paper has a broad focus on politics, the economy and social issues. Its reporters also cover global events. It has a large circulation and is one of the most influential newspapers in the United States.

The newspaper’s website features a wide variety of content, from politics to sports. The site also offers opinion pieces and commentary from notable writers. Its online edition features interactive features that enhance the reader experience. The site also includes a comprehensive search engine and a mobile app.

News articles typically follow an Inverted Pyramid format, meaning that the most important information is placed at the top of the article. The “buckets” of information-who, what, when, where and why-are arranged in order of importance. The lead, or most important information, gets the most words, while additional information is grouped into smaller “buckets.”

A newspaper editorial staff determines which topics to feature in the paper. This involves a lot of research and analysis. Editorial decisions can be based on several factors, including demographics, current events and public opinion. The editors-in-chief and the staff work together to create a balanced news agenda.

During the mid-to-late 20th century, the Daily News became one of the most prominent newspapers in America, with a reputation for its brassy style and extensive coverage of city news and celebrity gossip. It was a major competitor to its rival tabloid, the New York Post, and the two often engaged in fierce battles for readers’ attention.

In 1985, the Daily News became a target for union-busting by its parent company, the Tribune Company. Its ten printing unions went on strike, and the paper hired non-union replacement workers to keep publishing. This move incurred the wrath of the Allied Printing Trades Council, and the Daily News quickly gained a reputation for anti-union activism.

The paper won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s piece on race and welfare, and won the prize again in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s report on police brutality against a Haitian immigrant. Its editorial page has a strong progressive bent and is known for its defense of the First Amendment and of the rights of minorities, especially women and children.

Each news article contains comprehension and critical thinking questions, found below the reading. In addition, the site provides “Background” and other resources (including video clips, maps and links) to help students understand the news story.

Each day, this site showcases the front pages of hundreds of newspapers from across the country and many nations worldwide. Each front page is clickable and can be viewed in full resolution. Use this resource to teach students about the world’s newspapers, how they are written and distributed, and the differences between a general news publication and a specialized or local community newspaper.