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New York Newsday was an American daily newspaper that primarily served New York City and was sold throughout the New York metropolitan area.[1] The paper, established in 1985,[citation needed] was a New York City-specific offshoot of Newsday, a Long Island-based newspaper that preceded (and succeeded) New York Newsday. The paper was closed by its owner, Times Mirror Company, in 1995.[2]


In its 10 years of existence, New York Newsday won three Pulitzer Prizes.[3] Despite the critical praise, the paper struggled to build an audience that could support the economics of publishing in the New York metropolitan area."Once I got inside the company, not only was the total performance lower than it needed to be, every property was subpar," said by Mark Willis, CEO of Times Mirror Company in an interview from Newsweek.[4] Circulation peaked at 300,000 and was 231,000 at the time of closure. Despite that assertion by Mr. Willis, a controversy arises inside the Newspaper, as a former employer, Eric Compton, was let go due to making racial remarks towards the company hiring of a minority worker. And that's not all. Also, some employees admitted having a "racial atmosphere," that included making jokes about other race.[5] Even with Mr. Willis denying claims about the employees atmosphere and his desire to be hailed as a "Wall street Hero," everyone knew that New York Newsday was never going to claim the profit he solely desired.[6] Many of the paper's reporters, including Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Dwyer, spread to roles in the other New York metropolitan market newspapers (including the New York Times, New York Post and New York Daily News) after New York Newsday's closure.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "New York Newsday shuts down". New York Newsday shuts down. UPI. 15 July 1995. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ Grossman, Karl (January 1995). "How New York Newsday Died–And Why It Didn't Have To". FAIR. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ Glaberson, William (15 July 1995). "Decade-Old New York Newsday To Cease Publishing Tomorrow". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ Sloan, Allan (31 July 1995). "Counting The Wrong Beans". NewsWeek (5). New York Newsday Newspaper. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ Wolper, Allan (May 20, 1995). "Racial Strife at Newsday?" (20). New York Newsday(Newspaper). Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  6. ^ Schanberg, Sydney H. (1 March 1996). "The Murder Of New York Newsday" (3). New York Newsweek (Newspaper). Washington Monthly. Retrieved 4 December 2018.