The History of Daily News

Daily news is the main source of information for most people around the world. It reflects current events in politics, sports, business, health, entertainment, and other topics of interest. The news is gathered from several sources, including newspapers, television, radio, and the internet. It may include interviews, analysis, opinions, and features. Some news is even collected from social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.

In the 1920s, the New York Daily News established itself as a sensational tabloid, capturing the city’s attention with pictorial coverage of crime and scandal. One of the most memorable images of the time was the image of Ruth Snyder, being electrocuted for murdering her husband in 1928. The Daily News was the first paper to print an image of a woman being electrocuted, and the photo drew huge crowds.

The Daily News continued to be successful throughout the 1930s, with a growing number of readers. In the 1940s, the newspaper reached its heyday when it was one of the most-read papers in the United States. At the time, it was still printed in a tabloid format and operated out of the famous art deco News Building with its large globe in the lobby.

With its increasing success, the newspaper started to grow and expand. It added a national and international section, and introduced a number of innovative supplements. It also started to develop a reputation for protecting the rights of the city’s residents, including immigrants and those without voice in society. It won Pulitzer Prizes for E.R Shipp’s pieces on race and welfare, and Mike McAlary’s coverage of the police beating of Abner Louima.

By the 1980s, however, the Daily News’s circulation had dropped significantly, and it was losing money. In the fall of 1993, billionaire businessman Mortimer Zuckerman purchased the newspaper, with a plan to turn it into a serious tabloid and revive its earning potential. Zuckerman invested $60 million in color presses, and made a number of other changes to the paper.

While some of these changes were intended to appeal to a more middle-class audience, the paper retained its reputation for sensationalism. The News once again grabbed the city’s attention with a sensational front page headline, this time giving Republican Senator Ted Cruz the middle finger through the Statue of Liberty’s hand and repeating its 1975 screamer: “TRUMP TO WORLD: DROP DEAD!”

Aspirants for UPSC should make it a point to read the news on a daily basis. This will help them keep updated about current developments and will enable them to prepare better for the exam. They should also focus on reading national and international news, government policies, social issues, and science and technology updates. While reading, they should make it a point to take concise notes. They should use headings and categories to organise their notes and compile them at the end of every month. Moreover, they should refer to our Daily Current Affairs for UPSC video and handouts to ensure that they understand and retain the most important points of the news item.