The Daily News Is Moving Downtown
The Daily News is a New York daily newspaper that is based in Jersey City, NJ. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. It was the first daily in the United States to be printed in tabloid format, and reached a peak circulation of 2.4 million copies a day by 1947.
History of the Daily News
The Daily News has a rich history and has long been a part of the New York media scene. The newspaper has a larger readership than any other newspaper in the country. The Daily News has been responsible for some of the country’s most important images, including pictures of Charles Lindbergh, breadlines during the Great Depression, Joe Louis winning the world heavyweight boxing championship, and Ruth Snyder in the electric chair. In fact, the Daily News is responsible for the first known photograph of a person in the electric chair, which was taken in 1928 by a secret camera strapped to the news photographer Tom Howard. The photograph changed the perception of the death penalty.
Its rivalry with the New York Post
The New York Daily News is a historic newspaper, the once-mighty voice of the working class in the great metropolis. It was a familiar accessory for straphanging commuters and had a peak circulation of 2.4 million in 1947. It was noted for its deep-black “wood” headlines, which included the legendary five-word cri de coeur of 1975, Ford to City, Drop Dead, and other memorable headlines. The Daily News’ rivalry with Rupert Murdoch’s Post is a long and storied rivalry. The two newspapers rival for reader attention, with both papers reporting on international news and fronting the Yankees.
Its move downtown in 2011
For 15 years, the Daily News has reported news from its West 33rd Street headquarters, but now it’s moving downtown. The paper is moving to a new building with the U.S. News & World Report Media Group, and will occupy two floors at 4 New York Plaza starting July 2011. Until now, the newspaper has remained in its West Side building.
Its sale to Tronc in 2017
The deal involved the sale of The Daily News and its printing plant in Jersey City to Tronc. In return for the sale, Tronc will assume all operations and obligations of The News, including its pension liabilities. The deal also includes a 49.9 percent stake in a 25-acre property that overlooks Manhattan. Tronc declined to say how many jobs the new owners will eliminate at the paper.
Its digital edition
Daily News-Digital Edition has a number of advantages over traditional print newspapers. Users can read the newspaper at home or in the office. The new format is optimized for time-strapped readers. It is a popular read in KwaZulu-Natal province. Its content is independent and bold, and it has a host of popular platforms to interact with its readers.
Located in the lobby of The News’ building, The Daily News’ wooden bench has a rich history. Several of The News’s top reporters have sat on it, including legendary boxing writer Jimmy Cannon and writer Dick Young. In addition to reporters, the bench has hosted dozens of other Daily News staples over the years.