Founded in 1919, the Daily News was the first newspaper in the United States printed in tabloid format. It is currently owned by tronc, the publishing operations of Tribune Company, and is based at 4 New York Plaza in lower Manhattan. Historically, the paper had a self-proclaimed conservative bias, but in recent years has displayed a more moderate-to-liberal editorial stance, often taking issue with a rival paper published by Rupert Murdoch, The New York Post.
The newspaper’s website, dnn.com, is the most visited online news site in the world. It features the latest local, national, and international news. Unlike print publications, which rely on subscriptions to fund their business models and staff, online newspapers are typically free to read. This allows them to reach a wider audience, especially those with limited incomes and geographic limitations.
Many newspapers also feature a mobile version of their websites that is optimized for use on smartphones and tablets. The mobile sites are typically optimized for use on the small screens of these devices, and may offer additional features that are not available on the print versions, such as video or interactive maps.
In addition to the main news stories, most print newspapers contain a number of other sections, including classified ads, sports scores and schedules, entertainment listings, comics, and community notices. Most traditional papers also have an editorial page expressing the newspaper’s opinion on a public issue, as well as columnists who write articles that express their personal opinions on a topic.
Most newspapers publish daily, although some may only be published weekly or bi-weekly. Those that are published daily typically have the greatest market penetration, with the majority of households in their circulation area receiving a copy of the newspaper each day.
When reporting the news, it is customary for writers to cite their sources, as well as to provide contact information and background about the people and events mentioned in the article. Authorship of an article is not always attributed, particularly when the article is a syndicated story provided by a wire service such as Reuters or Associated Press. Feature stories or editorials, however, will usually attribute authorship.
Despite the growth of the Internet and other forms of electronic communication, traditional newspapers remain popular in many countries around the world, and have been a key part of the news media for decades. In the early 21st century, some traditional newspapers experienced significant financial difficulties, and their circulation has declined as a result. As a result, the industry has faced increasing competition from newer types of media, such as television and online news sites.
During its heyday, the News was one of the most widely read newspapers in the United States. In 1993, it was saved from bankruptcy by real estate developer Mortimer Zuckerman, who acquired the paper for $1. Since its purchase by tronc in 2017, the newspaper has emphasized its website, and has cut its newsroom staff dramatically. The News has maintained offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens; at City Hall; within One Police Plaza; and at various state and federal courthouses in New York. It has also operated a radio station, WPIX-FM (which still is located in the former Daily News building), and a cable TV channel, NY1.