The Daily News is one of the country’s most widely read newspapers. With its news-oriented style and strong local coverage, it’s a great source for anyone who has a hectic schedule. It’s available on computers and mobile devices, giving readers the convenience of accessing its content on the go. And with a new interactive edition, you can get a more immersive experience with features like sharing and swiping between pages.
In addition to its in-depth local coverage, the Daily News also offers an entertaining and informative sports section. Its large photographs provide a powerful visual impact on its news coverage. The newspaper has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes.
While the Daily News may be a national and global phenomenon, its history begins in western New York. It’s a part of the Independent Media chain, which publishes 20 prominent newspapers across the country. Since its founding in 1919, the paper has been a beacon of independent journalism.
For several decades, the Daily News was a staunchly Republican publication. However, the newspaper began shifting towards a more moderate and democratized viewpoint in the late 1970s. By the 1990s, circulation had dropped, and the Daily News was purchased by Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Upon purchasing the paper, Tronc agreed to assume all of the Daily News’ liabilities.
Today, The Daily News still has its local bureaus in Brooklyn and the Bronx. They are staffed by award-winning writers, opinion formers and sports reporters. In addition to their local news, the paper covers entertainment, celebrity gossip, comics and business.
As technology and social media have impacted the industry, many newspapers have closed their doors. Now, citizens are taking on the role of gatekeepers to the information that surrounds them. This shift has made it more difficult for journalists to produce stories in the traditional sense. Yet, some people are working to re-create the kind of local journalism that once thrived. Throughout this book, author Andrew Conte explores the effects that such a transition has had on a town. Having lived in the area for most of his life, he is well-positioned to write about this transformation.
The Death of the Daily News is an excellent examination of how a town can cope with the loss of a newspaper. It’s written in compelling prose and explores a number of stages of grief. Ultimately, it leaves readers with hope that a new form of local journalism can survive in the new media landscape.
While the Daily News has been a pillar of the media community for over a century, its newsroom has been a home to many journalistic giants. Some of the most influential writers and photographers have worked at the Daily News. Among those are Martin Gottlieb, the Daily News’ first investigative reporter. He later went on to become the chief editor of BuzzFeed News.
Another contributor is former Reuters correspondent Suhail Ahmad, who is now the data reporter for THE CITY. Other reporters on the team include Jonathan, who has worked for POLITICO and The Wall Street Journal, and Clifford, who previously covered politics for Politico New York and the Staten Island Advance.