What is a Daily News?

Daily news is a short account of current events locally, nationally or internationally published every day. They are often written for the general public and don’t require prior subject knowledge or special skills to read. They are often accompanied by photos or other visuals and may include an editorial.

The largest newspaper in the United States, by circulation, is The Wall Street Journal. It is also the world’s most widely read business newspaper and covers global financial, political, economic, business, sports and entertainment news. It was founded in 1889 by publisher William Randolph Hearst and has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and international reporting.

The New York Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid in its 20th-century heyday. It thrived as a tabloid, digging into crime and corruption and winning Pulitzer Prizes for its editorial writing and international reporting. It was the model for The Daily Planet, the paper depicted in the first two Superman films.

Its early days found abundant subject matter: scandal, politics and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. It favored investigative journalism and was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service. Its newspaper building at 220 East 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and now known as Manhattan West, is an official city and national landmark.

In its heyday, the Daily News was one of the largest-circulation newspapers in the world. Its brawny style and flamboyant graphics appealed to readers seeking sensational news. Its editorial stance was often polarizing, swinging from conservative populism in the 1940s to liberal liberalism in the 1960s and to high-minded centrist liberalism in the 1970s.

Today, the Daily News is a much smaller, albeit still influential newspaper. Its newsroom has been trimmed and its editorial staff reduced, and its financial performance has been shaky. It has lost money for years, and its owner, Tribune Publishing, has been seeking a buyer for the newspaper.

Organizations involved in advocacy often pitch stories to the media as a way of getting their message to the public and, through them, to policy makers and funders. Here are some tips both for recognizing stories that might be of interest to the media and for persuading the media to publish or broadcast them.

Local Milestones

A local milestone is a story that highlights an achievement specific to your community or region. It could be an event such as a high school equivalency graduation or the completion of a job training course. It could also be an accomplishment such as a grant award or the opening of a new facility. A local milestone should be unique to your area and of interest to the general public. This can help distinguish your story from the many similar ones that are being reported around the country.