In July 2018, tronc fired half of the paper’s editorial employees, together with the editor-in-chief, Jim Rich. Rich was changed by Robert York, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of tronc-owned The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Pompeo, Joe, “Colin Myler leaving the Daily News; Jim Rich to be new EIC”, Politico New York, September 11, 2015. On September four, 2017, tronc, the publishing operations of the previous Tribune Company (which had spun out its publishing property to separate them from its broadcast assets), introduced that it had acquired the Daily News. Tronc had bought the Daily News for $1, assuming “operational and pension liabilities”. By the time of purchase, circulation had dropped to 200,000 on weekdays and 260,000 on Sundays.
From 1929 to 1995, the Daily News was primarily based within the landmark skyscraper at 220 East forty second Street close to Second Avenue, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. … Read More