Chicago Daily News

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The Chicago Daily News was an afternoon daily newspaper published between 1876 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois.


The Daily News was founded by Melville E. Stone in 1875 and began publishing early the next year. It strove for mass readership in contrast with its primary competitor, the Chicago Tribune, which was more influential among the city's elites; for many years, the Daily News boasted a 1ยข newsstand price. Byron Andrews, fresh out of Hobart College, was one of the first reporters. Victor F. Lawson became business manager of the Chicago Daily News in 1876 and took over full ownership in 1888. Lawson headed the Chicago Daily News for the next twenty-nine years.

Independent newspaper

During the longtime tenure of Victor F. Lawson, the Chicago Daily News pioneered certain areas of reporting, opening one of the first foreign bureaus among U.S. newspapers in 1898 and starting one of the first columns devoted to radio in 1922. Lawson introduced many innovations to the business including advancements in newspaper promotion, classified advertising, and syndication of news stories, serials, and comics. The Chicago Daily News became known for its distinctive, aggressive writing style which 1920s editor Henry Justin Smith likened to a daily novel. In its heyday from the 1930s to 1950s it was widely syndicated and boasted a first-class foreign news service.

In 1922 the rival Chicago Tribune began to experiment with radio news...
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