Los Angeles Daily News
- This article is about the present-day newspaper. For the newspaper of the same name published from 1923 to 1954, see Los Angeles Daily News (historic).
The July 19, 2009 front page of the
Daily News of Los Angeles
(as the Van Nuys Call)
The Los Angeles Daily News is the second-largest circulating daily newspaper of Los Angeles, California. It is the flagship of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, a branch of Colorado-based MediaNews Group.
The offices of the Daily News are in Woodland Hills, and much of the paper's reporting is targeted toward readers in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Its stories tend to focus on issues involving valley businesses, education and crime. It endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008, but then endorsed his opponent Mitt Romney in 2012.
The Daily News began life in 1911 as the Van Nuys Call, morphing into the Van Nuys News after a merger with a competing newspaper called the News. In 1953, the newspaper was renamed the Van Nuys News and Valley Green Sheet, the "green sheet" being a reference for the paper's "Green Sheet" paper that covered the first two and last two pages of Section 1.
In 1971, the newspaper was sold to the Tribune Company by the original family owners. In 1976, to de-emphasize the Van Nuys location, the paper changed its name to the Valley News and Green Sheet, and gradually converted from the four times a week operation to a daily newspaper with paid circulation.
In 1981, the paper changed its name to the Daily News of Los Angeles and became a daily publication. In 1985, Tribune sold the paper to Jack Kent Cooke, who spent millions of dollars building state of the art offices and expanding coverage to include the entire San Fernando Valley.
When the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner went out of business November 2, 1989, it left the Daily News the second-biggest paper in the city behind the Los Angeles Times. Upon Cooke's death in 1998, William Dean Singleton's MediaNews purchased the newspaper and consolidated it with his other Southern California MediaNews holdings into the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.
See also 
- "2008 Top 100 Daily Newspapers in the U.S. by Circulation". BurrellesLuce. 2008-11-02. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
- Daily News
- "Daily News - Contacts". Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- Pitt, Dale (2000). Los Angeles A to Z. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-520-20530-7. OCLC 248510988.
- Daily News website
- Mobile site — headlines only
- Archives (pay) at newsbank.com
- Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, UCLA Library Digital Collections
- Los Angeles Daily News Negatives, UCLA Library Digital Collections