There’s an unsettling trend in America today: many communities are unable to rely on a newspaper anymore. This is known as a “news desert.” What are the consequences of this? In a new book, “Death of the Daily News,” writer Andrew Conte explores the tragedy of losing local news. He also looks at how people are trying to build new forms of local journalism.
A number of newspapers have been shut down across the United States in recent years, and it’s not just the big dailies. Smaller papers are struggling too, as technology and shrinking newsrooms have made it more difficult to keep a local newspaper alive. But it’s not all doom and gloom. As author Conte explains, there’s a silver lining. Local newspapers are still important and can find new ways to survive in the digital age.
Death of the Daily News offers a rich, readable look at how the loss of a local paper affects a community. It’s a harrowing look at the loss of a tradition, but it’s also an inspirational one. By highlighting the efforts of some people who are trying to save their publications, the book makes a case for the vital role of local journalism.
The Daily News is an example of a newspaper that thrived on digging into crime and corruption. Its circulation increased as readers were drawn to sensational coverage of crimes. It was even the first tabloid paper in the United States.
The New York Daily News, which started in 1919, had a peak circulation of 2.4 million copies per day in 1947. It also had a Sunday edition. The newspaper specialized in photographs, which attracted readers.
At its peak, the Daily News was the largest circulation daily newspaper in the United States, and it was widely read throughout the country and abroad. During the early World War II, it was a staunch Republican paper that espoused conservative populism. After the war, the Daily News re-emerged as a moderate liberal alternative to the right-wing Post.
In addition to its strong coverage of local news, the Daily News is also known for its sports coverage. In 2017, the paper won a Pulitzer Prize for public service. Since the publication began, the newspaper has also been awarded 11 Pulitzer Prizes.
The New York Daily News has provided a voice to the voiceless. For decades, the paper has been financially troubled. Yet it remains dedicated to chronicling the lives of people in New York City.
The New York Daily News has also been home to a number of journalistic giants. From Joseph Medill Patterson and John Medill to Jimmy Cannon and Bob Crooks, the newsroom has been a place for legendary writers.
After a devastating coronavirus pandemic swept through New York in the mid-1970s, some Daily News journalists worked from home. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, The Daily News had a reputation as a vigorous, bustling newspaper. In 1994, it became the model for the tabloid in the movie “The Paper.”
Even after the Daily News began shifting in the 1970s, it was the metro tabloid that had the largest circulation in the five boroughs. In the early 1990s, it was a contender for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.