The New York Daily Mirror
was an American
morning tabloid newspaper
first published on June 24, 1924 in New York City
by the William Randolph Hearst
organization as a contrast to their mainstream broadsheets
, the Evening Journal
and New York American
, later consolidated into the New York Journal American
. It was created to compete with the New York Daily News
which was then a sensationalist tabloid and the most widely circulated newspaper in the United States. Hearst preferred the broadsheet format and sold the Mirror
in 1928, only to buy it back in 1932.
Early on, several bright young writers and photographic journalists joined the Daily Mirror
such as Ring Lardner, Jr.
, Hy Peskin
and the political commentator Drew Pearson
Kenneth T. Jackson: The Encyclopedia of New York City
: The New York Historical Society; Yale University Press; 1995. P. 107.. The poet-songwriter Nick Kenny
was the paper's radio editor, and Edward Zeltner contributed a column. The gossip columnist Walter Winchell
was hired away from the New York Evening Graphic
, given his own radio show and syndicated, in his prime— the 1940s and early 50s— in more than 2000 daily papers. In 1927, the paper devoted substantial resources to the exploitation of scandal
with repeated stories on such events as the divorce
trial of real estate tycoon
Edward West "Daddy" Browning who at age 51 had married 15-year-old Frances Belle......