The Daily News Briefing

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Daily news is a short news briefing that covers a wide range of topics including culture, science, sports, politics and business. It features top stories from around the world in a five-minute read. It also includes a full range of links to original sources. The content is written by a team of award-winning editors and columnists known for their unbiased and comprehensive content. Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking for some quick information, this news briefing will give you the most important and interesting headlines.

Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News is the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. Its founder, Joseph Medill Patterson, was a former publisher of the Chicago Tribune who decided to launch his own paper in the Big Apple. The Daily News quickly became famous for its sensational pictorial coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons and other entertainment features. By 1930, it had the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States.

The Daily News is the most influential newspaper in the city and has a strong influence on public opinion. The paper has a long history of supporting the First Amendment and championing the rights of the poor, especially in New York City. It has won many Pulitzer Prizes over the years, most recently in 1996 for E.R. Shipp’s articles on the city’s ghettoes and in 1998 for Mike McAlary’s report on police brutality against Abner Louima.

In the late 1990s, under its editor-in-chief Pete Hamill and later Debby Krenek, the Daily News focused more on local politics and news and became the dominant voice in New York City’s political arena. The paper also expanded its cultural coverage, starting the quarterly insert BET Weekend for African Americans and eventually adding a monthly edition of Black Press.

Despite its storied past, the Daily News fell on hard times in the early 21st century, as the rise of online and other social media sites took a toll on print journalism. Nevertheless, the paper retained a loyal core of readers and even found its way back to the front page during the 2016 presidential election. Its rebranding included a return to its more provocative roots, including giving Sen. Ted Cruz the middle finger via the Statue of Liberty’s hand and rehashing its most famous headline in reference to Donald Trump: “TRUMP TO WORLD: DROP DEAD.”

Each Daily News Article contains comprehension and critical thinking questions, found below the story. Each question is accompanied by “Background” and “Resources” to further enhance students’ understanding of the topic. You can also sign up to receive a weekly email with the questions and answers. These are free for use by teachers at any grade level and in any classroom.