The Daily News

The Daily News offers a full range of national and local news. Its award-winning writers and columnists provide New York exclusives on politics, sports, celebrities, gossip and entertainment. Its large and prominent photographs, intense city news coverage, classified ads, and comics are a hallmark of the newspaper. The Daily News also features a strong opinion section and a sports page.

The first tabloid to go into wide circulation in the United States, it was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. The paper became the Daily News in 1924 and quickly grew to be one of the nation’s most widely read newspapers, achieving its peak circulation in 1947 at about 2.4 million copies a day. Its sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid pictures, and cartoons helped it attract readers.

During World War II, the Daily News supported isolationism and aligned with its sister publication, the Chicago Tribune, until the mid-1960s, when it began shifting to an editorial stance that is considered moderately liberal. In recent years, it has had a more centrist stance and has been criticized for its lack of coverage on economic issues and of the effects of global warming.

Readers submit news tips and other content to the newspaper. Submissions should be clear, concise and factual. The News reserves the right to edit submissions, but will contact authors in case major changes are required. Detailed submission guidelines can be found here.

The News publishes several special issues during the year, including a Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and a Commencement Issue. Other special issues celebrate the News’s diverse communities, including those of Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian American peoples, as well as a dedicated First Year Issue.

Each article in the Daily News contains comprehension and critical thinking questions for students. These are located under the headline and are provided as a free resource for teachers. In addition, we include “Background” and “Resources” (including videos, maps and links) to help students further explore each story. This is all part of what we call the News Classroom. The News has an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left.