New York Daily News
Morning daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson and his cousin Robert McCormick as a subsidiary of the Tribune Co. of Chicago. The first successful tabloid-format newspaper in the U.S., it quickly attracted a large readership with sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence; it also included lurid photographs, cartoons, and entertainment features. It was an early user of wirephotos and developed a large staff of photographers. In 1993 it was bought by Mortimer B. Zuckerman.
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