The Daily News is a major American newspaper published in New York City by the News Corporation. It is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation and the most widely distributed metropolitan daily newspaper in the world. The paper is known for its investigative journalism and its editorial stance on issues of public interest. Its opinion articles, known as op-eds, are published in the newspaper’s opinion section. The newspaper has a long history of financial struggles and has seen its circulation decline in recent decades, but its website traffic has been steadily increasing.
The News is based in the News Building, an Art Deco skyscraper at 220 East 42nd Street in Manhattan. The building was designed in 1929–1931 by Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells and is an official New York City landmark. It served as the model for the Daily Planet building in the Superman films.
In the 1920s, the Daily News found abundant subject matter, focusing on political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to her abdication. It also emphasized photography and was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service. The newspaper also has a strong sports section that covers local, national and international sporting events.
Like many other newspapers in the United States, the News has a long history of financial troubles and declining circulation. In 2020, the newspaper reported a loss of nearly $2 million. During the same year, the News saw an increase in its online audience, which it attributes to its increased focus on digital content. The newspaper’s website now makes up almost half of its total page views.
Daily news podcasts have surged in popularity over the past few years, with four of the top five shows on Podtrac, a platform that ranks publisher podcasts on an opt-in basis, being devoted to the genre. As the demand for daily news grows, many publishers are expanding their offerings and exploring new distribution models.
In 2021, an anonymous Yale College alumnus made a significant gift in support of the Yale Daily News Historical Archive project and its migration to a new and improved platform. This generous gift facilitated the addition of issues from 1996 to present, and will help ensure the continued preservation and availability of this important resource for future generations.