Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper ever printed in the United States. Today the paper is published by Tronc, which acquired it from Tribune Publishing (the company that owned the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times) for $1 in 2017. The Daily News is based at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan, NY. The Daily News is known for its sensational headlines and hard-hitting journalism that covers crime, politics, city government and community issues. The paper has won numerous awards for its work, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for uncovering police corruption and a 1996 Pulitzer for Public Service for its coverage of the NYCHA scandal.
The newspaper is primarily distributed in New York City, although it also has offices in other cities. The Daily News has a high level of sourcing and uses a lot of door-to-door reporting to get their information, especially on crime stories. The Daily News has a left-leaning editorial stance and often publishes articles that use loaded words, which are phrases designed to appeal to emotions or stereotypes to favor liberal causes and agendas. Its AllSides Media Bias Rating is Skewed Left and its Reliability rating is High.
In addition to its print publication, the Daily News has a website, mobile apps, social media accounts and video channel. Its digital content is a popular source of news and political analysis for many people. It has a strong following on Facebook, where it posts about several different topics each day, and on Twitter, where it has more than 200,000 followers.
Despite the Daily News’ liberal bias and its skewed left-center ideology, the site is highly reliable and provides a great amount of factual news that often contrasts with its right-wing rival the New York Post. This site is frequently cited by politicians and pundits for its reliable coverage.
I read the Daily News almost every day, along with its crosstown rival the New York Post. I think it does a great job of presenting the facts about local and national politics, although it often goes for bold headlines and takes on crusades against mayors, governors and presidents that may not help its reputation for objectivity. I am also a big fan of the cartoons in the Daily News and am grateful that they have not cut this section since its heyday in the 1980s. However, the Daily News is often too much of a good thing for me and I am considering ending my subscription.