Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News has become one of the most well known newspapers in the United States. In 1947, the newspaper reached peak circulation of 2.4 million copies a day.
Several regional newspapers have won Pulitzer Prizes. These include The Herald-Press in Palestine, Texas.
The Daily News won its first Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for public service. They also won a Pulitzer for reporting in 1989 for a series on alcoholism and a Pulitzer for breaking news reporting in 2007. The newspaper filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2013. After a year, the Daily News reorganized and aggressively grew its paid online readership. The paper’s executive editor is Dean Baquet.
The newspaper also won a gold medal for investigative reporting for a series on Alaskan villages without police protection. The Daily News and ProPublica found rampant sexual abuse and non-existent law enforcement in rural villages.
Unlike a news reporter, an editor manages the content of a paper. He or she may also oversee the newsroom as a whole. Newspapers offer editorial positions on both the staff and freelance lines.
In general, editors and writers need a degree in journalism or communications, as well as an interest in current events. They also need to be adept at digital tools, such as social media. Ultimately, they will be responsible for designing and managing coverage strategies and producing news within a deadline.
The best opportunities for advancement will likely come from working at different news companies, as they offer a variety of opportunities.
Historically, the Daily News was a very powerful tabloid, but the last few decades have been tough for the paper. It is now trying to reemerge from decades of financial trouble. It plans to focus more on local news and entertainment and local schools. It maintains bureaus in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
The Daily News is owned by the global conglomerate Cox Enterprises, Inc., which also owns Ohio Newspapers. The company has 55,000 employees and $21 billion in revenue. It has also purchased more than 60 small newspapers in the Midwest.
In the past 15 years, half of all newspapers have changed owners. Most of them have been smaller, private regional chains. This could change in the near future.