The New York Post was started in 1801 as The New-York Evening Post by Alexander Hamilton. It has a daily circulation of 190,000, and the website receives over 79 million hits every month. The tabloid newspaper is situated in New York City and is owned by News Corp. Its editor is Patrick Dolan.
Post reporters cover news at all levels from state to international. The paper has been at the forefront of many major stories including the death of President John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, the September 11 attacks, and the Iraq War.
In 2011, The New York Post had its second-highest ever percentage of voters going for the presidential candidate from the opposing party. Barack Obama received about 50 percent of the vote to give him win number two. The first win came in 2008 when Obama became the first black president of the United States.
The New York Post is known for its aggressive journalism and has been called "the most powerful newspaper in America".
It has also been criticized for its content, particularly its use of sexist and racist cartoons and its coverage of controversial topics. In 1989, the paper was found guilty of defamation for printing allegations that former New York Mayor Edward I. Koch had hired a prostitute to entertain him while he was attending the World Trade Center site after it was bombed by terrorists.
The New York Post (abbreviated "NY Post") is a conservative daily tabloid newspaper published in New York City, New York, United States. The New York Times.
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The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are two of the three national daily newspapers in the United States. The Daily News, Newsday (which is legally located in Melville, New York), and the New York Post, founded in 1801 by Alexander Hamilton, are among the city's major tabloid newspapers. Many other smaller papers also appear each day.
In addition to these printed publications, many New Yorkers follow world news online via various websites and blogs. National newspapers that are widely read including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, as well as local newspapers such as The New York Daily News, offer web versions of their magazines that can be viewed online. Other popular sources of news include CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR (National Public Radio).
New Yorkers use their newspaper to find out what is happening in their community, on a national level, and sometimes even around the world. Newspaper articles often cover issues such as government politics, sports events, entertainment news, business trends, and scientific discoveries. They may also contain interviews with authors, celebrities, or political figures, or investigations into unsolved crimes.
Newspapers are published daily except for Sunday, when few new articles are published. Most newspapers publish in broadsheet format, but some magazines print their articles in booklet form called an insert. Booklets are then inserted into the back of the magazine or sold separately as a stand-alone product.
Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist and Founding Father, established it in 1801. Under the moniker New York Evening Post, it rose to prominence in the nineteenth century. Rupert Murdoch purchased the Post for $30.5 million in 1976. The Post has been owned by News Corporation and its successor, News Corp., since 1993. In 2011, the paper had about 275 employees.
After the American Revolution, several newspapers were founded in New York City including the Daily Journal (now The New York Times) and the Morning Post. These papers often printed excerpts from other publications, particularly British sources. The Post continues this tradition today with articles excerpted from elsewhere. However, it also publishes original material written by its staff. For example, former U.S. President Richard Nixon wrote his memoirs while he was president and they were published by the Post in 1973 under the title "The Memoirs of Richard Nixon."
In addition to its print edition, the Post website offers news coverage and interactive features such as blogs, videos, forums, and mobile apps.
The Post is known for its hard-hitting journalism and extensive cross-platform content delivery network. Its reporters have won many awards for their work including the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Award, National Magazine Award, and Gerald Loeb Award.
In August 2001, the Post was sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation for $333 million.