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Newsday

Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid

Owner Tribune Company(Sale pending)
Publisher Tim Knight
Editor John Mancini
Founded 1940
Headquarters Melville, N.Y., USA

Website: Newsday.com

Newsday is a daily tabloid-size newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York City metropolitan area. It is among the top 20 United States newspapers in terms of total distribution and readership[1]. Image File history File links Newsdayfront. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Melville is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, in the United States. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... A borough is an administrative division used in various countries. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow This article is about the New York City borough. ...


The newspaper is in Melville, New York, on Long Island. Melville is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, in the United States. ...

Contents

New York Newsday

A separate edition of the newspaper, New York Newsday, was established in 1985, and mostly shut down in 1995, but continued with reduced staff and circulation areas. While traditional Newsday is widely read in Queens, New York Newsday's readership is primarily in New York City's other four boroughs, including Manhattan. Between the two editions, Newsday has readership and distribution in all five boroughs. The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City The Five Boroughs may also mean The Five Burghs of the Danelaw. ...


History

Founded by Alicia Patterson, with backing from her husband, Harry Guggenheim, the paper was first published on September 3, 1940. After Patterson's death in 1963, Guggenheim, became publisher and editor, and in 1970, he sold the paper to the Times Mirror Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times. Newsday launched a separate Queens edition in 1977, followed by a New York City edition. In June 2000, Times Mirror merged with the Tribune Company, partnering Newsday with the New York City television station WPIX (Channel 11), also owned by Tribune. Alicia Patterson Alicia Patterson (born October 15, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois - July 2, 1963 in New York) was an American journalist who was co-founder and longtime publisher and editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper Newsday. ... Harry Frank Guggenheim (August 23, 1890 - January 22, 1971) was a businessman, diplomat, publisher, philanthropist, and horseman. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ... The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City. ...


Newsday is ranked 19th in terms of newspaper circulation in the United States[1], although a circulation scandal in 2004 revealed that the paper's circulation had been inflated, with tens of thousands of papers marked as destroyed having been credited.


Editorial style

Despite having a tabloid format, Newsday is not known for being as sensationalistic as other daily tabloids such as the New York Daily News and especially the New York Post.[2] [3] Politically, its editorial pages are much more liberal than the News (which often takes both liberal and conservative standpoints) and much more liberal than the conservative Post. Daily News Building, Raymond Hood, architect, rendering by Hugh Ferriss. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest[citation needed] newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ...


As the only major newspaper on Long Island, it often uses its clout to influence local politics in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The rival newspaper Long Island Press in 2004 published what it termed a 10-month investigation into Newsday's business and editorial practices, and concluded, "Numerous politicians in both counties, county workers, directors of community groups and other sources claim that Newsday uses its position as Long Island's only daily paper to strong-arm county officials, nonprofit directors, local leaders and rival publications and even to influence pieces of legislation — often through fear, intimidation and other anticompetitive practices — to further its political or commercial agenda".[4]. Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Long Island Press is a free alternative newsweekly serving Long Island with extensive coverage of arts and entertainment, sports, and alternative political viewpoints. ...


Bill Moyers briefly served as publisher.[5] During the tenure of publisherRobert M. Johnson in the 1980s, Newsday made a major push into New York City. The paper's roster of star newspaper columnists and critics included Jimmy Breslin, Murray Kempton, Gail Collins, Pete Hamill, Sydney Schanberg, Jim Dwyer, sportswriter Mike Lupica, music critic Tim Page, and television critic Marvin Kitman. Newsday featured both the advice columnists Ann Landers and Dear Abby for several years. Its features section has included television reporters Verne Gay and Diane Werts, and reality TV columnist Frank Lovece. Bill Moyers Bill D. Moyers (born June 5, 1934 as Billy Don Moyers) is an American journalist and public commentator. ... Robert M. Johnson (born July 14, 1945), former publisher of Newsday, is now better-known as one of the most prominent men so far accused of child pornography offenses. ... Jimmy Breslin (born October 17, 1930 in Jamaica, New York) is an American columnist and author who has written numerous novels and appeared regularly in various newspapers in New York City, where he lives. ... Murray Kempton (b. ... Gail Collins (born December 25, 1945) has been the Editorial Page Editor of The New York Times since 2001. ... Pete Hamill Pete Hamill (born 1935) is a prominent American journalist, novelist, and short story writer. ... Sydney H. Schanberg (born January 17, 1934 in Clinton, Massachusetts) is an American journalist who is best known for his coverage of the war in Cambodia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Michael Thomas Lupica (b. ... Tim Page (born October 11, 1954 in San Diego, California) is a writer, editor, producer and music critic. ... An agony aunt is an advice columnist at a magazine or newspaper. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Ann Landers EstherEppiePauline Friedman Lederer, better known as Ann Landers (July 4, 1918 – June 22, 2002), is best known for writing the famous syndicated advice column Ann Landers. Known For some 45 years, it was a regular feature in many... Dear Abby is the most popular syndicated advice column which was founded in 1956 by Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips and is currently written by her daughter, Abigail Van Buren, also know as Jeanne Phillips. ... A television reporter A reporter is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certain types of mass media. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Frank Lovece is an American journalist, author, comedy performer and comic-book writer. ...


Newsday's use of graphics has sometimes attracted national attention, particularly of the circa-1970 work of such longtime in-house illustrators as Gary Viskupic, Tony D'Adamo, and Ned Levine. In the 1980s, a new design director, Robert Eisner, guided the transition into digital design and color printing.


Newsday created and sponsored a "Long Island at the Crossroads" advisory board in 1978, to recommend regional goals, supervise local government, and to liaison with state and Federal officials.[6] [7] [8] It lasted approximately a decade.


Newsday in popular culture

On the 1996-2005 CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, the fictional character Ray Barone (played by Ray Romano) is employed by New York Newsday as a sportswriter. Newsday was also the newspaper at which the lead female character in the "Crocodile" Dundee movies worked. CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Everybody Loves Raymond, sometimes referred to as Raymond, was an American sitcom broadcast on CBS from 1996 to 2005. ... Ray Barone, in a typical moment from the show. ... Raymond Romano (b. ... Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback in the area around Walkabout Creek and in New York City. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Audit Bureau of Circulations
  2. ^ Stevens, John D., Sensationalism and the New York Press (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991) ISBN 0-231-07396-8
  3. ^ Hamill, Pete, News Is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the Twentieth Century (New York: Ballantine Books, 1998) ISBN 0-345-42528-6
  4. ^ Long Island Press (Dec. 30, 2004): "Game Over: How the Paper's Monopoly Control Has Warped its Coverage and Hurt Long Island", by Christopher Twarowski
  5. ^ The Museum of Broadcast Communications: Moyer biography
  6. ^ Newsday (April 19, 1988): "A Decade Later, Still at Crossroads", by Tom Morris
  7. ^ Newsday (Dec. 13, 1988): "L.I. Planners Need Cooperation, Not Competition" (editorial)
  8. ^ Newsday (Feb. 4, 1991): "Back to the Future", by Greg Steinmetz

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