An inside look at NEWSDAY, Long Island's Newspaper since 1940

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NEWSDAY has been the Newspaper of Long Island for as long as I can remember.  It is steeped in history and interesting facts.  I was fortunate enough to have been given a "behind the scenes" tour at what goes on at Newsday, and it was fascinating!

A few brief and interesting facts about Newsday:  It was founded by a woman, Alicia Patterson back in 1940. What originally started out as a tiny newspaper from a former auto dealership turned into a rival for Ms. Patterson's father'sNewspaper, The Daily News.  Newsday was actually purchased by Ms. Patterson's third husband and Sands Point, Long Island neighbor, Harry Frank Guggenheim.  He wanted something to keep her busy, never realizing her knowledge and determination.  With the advent of the tremendous growth of Levittown from the post-war era, the timing for a paper couldn't have been better.  Little did her father ever believe that she would run a newspaper that would rival his own.

Newsday's first edition was published on September 3, 1940. Eventually it relocated from Hempstead to Garden City to it's present home in Melville, New York.  It is an amazing place to visit and allows tours on occasion.

Alicia Patterson, Newsday Founder Long IslandAlicia Patterson, Newsday's Founder

Inside of Newsday, The Long Island NewspaperInside Newsday during an uncommon quiet time

Newsday's Award Winning PhotographsNewsday's award winning photographs line the walls to greet you.

Newsday, Long Island New YorkIs this what they mean by "Stop the Presses"?

Newsday's Most Famous Headlines, Melville Long IslandSome of Newsday's most memorable Headlines.

Newsday, The Long Island Paper, is located on Melville Road in Melville, Long Island, New York

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Carole,

I live in a very small town...about 24,000 and the weekly paper that comes to my door has this really fun column about what was written in the paper 110 years ago, 75 years ago, 50 years ago, 25 years ago, and 10 years ago. I think every paper should have this feature. It is so much fun. Some articles from 110 years ago are like this:

Jollie Henderson left for her yearly vacation to the bustling city of San Francisco, taking along with her several belongings for the unpredictable weather.

Now that was news! 

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