The December 1, 2006 front page of Newsday
(Sale to Cablevision Pending)
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Newsday is a daily tabloid-size Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest The Tribune Company is a large American Multimedia Corporation based in Chicago Illinois. Cablevision Systems Corporation ( is an American Cable television company Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Melville is a hamlet and Census-designated place in the town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This is a list of the daily Newspapers in the World by average circulation A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches The City of New York In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government which administers the five fundamental constituent parts that make up the consolidated city  As of fall 2007, Newsday's weekday circulation of 387,000 made it 10th-highest in the United States, and the highest for a suburban newspaper. Newspapers have declined in their influence and penetration into American households over the years 
The newspaper headquarters is in Melville, New York, on Long Island. Melville is a hamlet and Census-designated place in the town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York
Founded by Alicia Patterson, with backing from her husband, Harry Guggenheim, the paper was first published on September 3, 1940 from Hempstead. Alicia Patterson (1907 - 1963 was the founder and editor of Newsday, one of the most successful post-war newspapers in the 1940s Harry Frank Guggenheim ( August 23, 1890 - January 22, 1971) was a United States businessman diplomat publisher philanthropist and horseman Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. After Patterson's death in 1963, Guggenheim became publisher and editor, and in 1971, he sold the paper to the Times Mirror Co. The Tribune Company is a large American Multimedia Corporation based in Chicago Illinois. , owner of the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed Newsday launched a separate Queens edition in 1977, followed by a New York City edition. In June 2000, Times Mirror merged with the Tribune Company, partnering Newsday with the New York City television station WPIX (Channel 11), also owned by Tribune. The Tribune Company is a large American Multimedia Corporation based in Chicago Illinois. WPIX, channel 11 is a television station in New York City. It has been owned by the Tribune Company since its inception and is currently an affiliate of the
In April 2008, it was reported that News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch is looking to purchase Newsday for $580 million. News Corporation (often abbreviated to News Corp) (,,) is one of the world's largest media conglomerate companies by Market capitalisation is gay Bold text' Keith Rupert Murdoch', AC, KCSG (born Melbourne, March 11 1931 usually known as Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-American The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been  This was soon followed by a matching bid from New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman and a $680 million bid from Cablevision. The Daily News of New York City is the fifth most-widely circulated daily Newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 703137 Mortimer Benjamin "Mort" Zuckerman (born June 4, 1937, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian-born The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Cablevision Systems Corporation ( is an American Cable television company  However, by May 2008, Murdoch withdrew his bid, leaving Cablevision close to a deal. 
On May 12, 2008, Newsday reported that it would be purchased by Cablevision in a deal worth $650m. Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
A separate edition of the newspaper, New York Newsday, was established in 1985, and mostly shut down in 1995, but continued with reduced staff and circulation areas. While traditional Newsday is widely read in Queens, New York Newsday's readership is primarily in New York City's other four boroughs, including Manhattan. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Between the two editions, Newsday has readership and distribution in all five boroughs. In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government which administers the five fundamental constituent parts that make up the consolidated city
Despite having a tabloid format, Newsday is not known for being sensationalistic, as are other local daily tabloids, such as the New York Daily News and the New York Post. The Daily News of New York City is the fifth most-widely circulated daily Newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 703137 The New York Post is the 13th-oldest Newspaper published in the United States and generally acknowledged as the oldest to have been published continually  In 2004, the rival Long Island Press wrote that Newsday has used its clout to influence local politics in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. There is also a Town of Nassau in Rensselaer County. Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Suffolk County is a county located in the US state of New York. 
Bill Moyers briefly served as publisher. Bill Moyers (born June 5, 1934, as William Donald "Billy Don" Moyers) is an American Journalist and public commentator  During the tenure of publisher Robert M. Johnson in the 1980s, Newsday made a major push into New York City. Robert M Johnson (born July 14, 1945) former publisher of Newsday, is now better-known as one of the most prominent men so far accused of Child pornography The paper's roster of newspaper columnists and critics included Jimmy Breslin, Barbara Garson, Murray Kempton, Gail Collins, Pete Hamill, Sydney Schanberg, Jim Dwyer, sportswriter Mike Lupica, music critic Tim Page, and television critic Marvin Kitman. Jimmy Breslin (born October 17, 1930) is a Pulitzer Prize -winning American Columnist and Author. Barbara Garson (born July 7, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American Playwright, Author and Social activist James Murray Kempton ( December 16, 1917 - May 5, 1997) was an influential American Journalist who was a significant Gail Collins (born November 25, 1945) was the Editorial Page Editor of The New York Times from 2001 to January 1 2007 Pete Hamill (born June 24, 1935) is a prominent American Journalist, Columnist, Novelist, and Short story Sydney Hillel Schanberg (born January 17, 1934 in Clinton Massachusetts) is an American Journalist who is best known for his coverage ---- Jim Dwyer (born March 4, 1957 in New York City) is an American journalist who is a reporter and columnist with The New Mike Lupica (born 1952 in Oneida New York) is an American newspaper columnist best known for his provocative commentary on both sports and political issues in the Tim Page (born October 11, 1954 in San Diego California, is a writer editor producer and professor Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Newsday featured both the advice columnists Ann Landers and Dear Abby for several years. An advice column is a column at a Magazine or Newspaper written by an advice columnist (colloquially known as an agony aunt, or agony uncle if Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer (July 4 1918 &ndash June 22 2002 and Ruth Crowley were the main writers behind the public image of advice columnist Dear Abby is the name of the notable Advice column founded in 1956 by Pauline Phillips (born July 4 1918 under the pen name Abigail Van Buren Its features section has included television reporters Verne Gay and Diane Werts, reality TV columnist Frank Lovece, and film critics Gene Seymour, John Anderson and Jan Stuart. A reporter is a type of Journalist who Researches and presents information in certain types of Mass media. Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary Frank Lovece is an American Journalist, Author, Comedy performer and Comic-book Writer. Film review redirects here for the similar sounding Film revue please visit Revue#Film revues.
Newsday's use of graphics has sometimes attracted national attention, particularly of the circa-1970 work of such longtime in-house illustrators as Gary Viskupic, Tony D'Adamo, and Ned Levine. Gary Viskupic is an American artist best known as a former Chief Illustrator for the Long Island New York based newspaper Newsday. Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Handelsman's editorial political cartoons animation are a nationally syndicated feature of Newsday. The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, Walt Handelsman (born December 3, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Pulitzer Prize winning and nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist In the 1980s, a new design director, Robert Eisner, guided the transition into digital design and color printing.
Newsday created and sponsored a "Long Island at the Crossroads" advisory board in 1978, to recommend regional goals, supervise local government, and to liaison with state and Federal officials.  It lasted approximately a decade.
A circulation scandal in 2004 revealed that the paper's daily and Sunday circulation had been inflated by 16. 9% and 14. 5%, respectively, in the auditing period September 30, 2002 to September 30, 2003.  The Audit Bureau of Circulation adjusted average weekday circulation to 481,816 from 579,599; average Saturday circulation to 392,649 from 416,830; and average Sunday circulation to 574,081 from 671,820, and instituted twice-yearly audits.