NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Daily News, the most widely read tabloid in the city and one of America's largest news websites, announced today the newsstand price of the weekday print edition of the newspaper will drop from $1.25 to $1.00 in all five boroughs of New York City. The change will go into effect on Monday, January 11, 2016.
"As New York's hometown paper, we look for every opportunity to bring our loyal readers the news they need at a lower price point," said Bill Holiber, President and CEO of the New York Daily News. "The diversity of this city is a huge part of what makes our journalism great, and we are committed to ensure the community has a voice on issues both locally and nationally."
The 20% price drop for New Yorkers comes on the heels of the Daily News' unwavering and passionate calls for gun control in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings. As one of the most widely circulated daily newspapers in the United States, the Daily News used its national platform to provoke a necessary conversation on the senseless violence and resulting death toll, urging Congress to act in order to prevent additional human casualties. The Daily News' reporting and editorial coverage elicited a nationwide response from politicians, the media, and impassioned readers.
The Daily News prides itself on this type of journalism with an editorial mission to coverage that is well reported, elicits emotion, and results in action. The Daily News has been highly commended for their defense of civil rights, especially with the death of Eric Garner and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as promoting immigration reform. The Daily News is committed to a wide range of critical quality of life issues including housing, education, healthcare, jobs, crime and safety.
About the New York Daily News
With 2 million readers in New York, and 42 million national unique visitors online each month, the New York Daily News is the most widely read tabloid in the city and one of America's fastest-growing web sites. Covering breaking news, politics, sports, entertainment, celebrity, lifestyle, opinion, business and health, the New York Daily News delivers up-to-the-minute reporting, rich photography and compelling video to readers of its print newspaper, industry-leading website, tablet apps, and iPhone, Blackberry and Android editions.
The New York Daily News has won 10 Pulitzer Prize Awards for excellence in journalism. In 2015, it was awarded seven New York State Associated Press Association awards and took the Associated Press Sports Editors awards' "Triple Crown" as well as first place in the Investigative category across all circulation categories. In addition to its news operations, the New York Daily News runs Daily News Digital Solutions and the Innovation Lab.
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