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is the only daily newspaper in Long Island, N.Y. It is owned by Cablevision.

The paper, which has a tabloid format, was . It is the United States’ , with about 400,000 in daily paid circulation, including print and online, as of 2012. In 2010, the paper’s circulation suffered . Newsday began in 1985 called New York Newsday, which, unable to make a profit, was closed in 1995. Newsday amNewYork, a free commuter paper that is also New York’s top-circulation daily.

Newsday was sold to the Tribune Company in 2000 and was soon discovered to have , a scandal that led to on criminal charges in 2006.

Newsday was in 2008 for $650 million. Cablevision’s owners, James and Charles Dolan, have often been accused of meddling with the paper by, for example, for the competing Verizon or and of sports teams the Dolans own.

Newsday has since . The paper accounts for just for Cablevision, which remains profitable.

In 2009, Newsday , making it available to the paper’s print subscribers and most Cablevision customers, which covers about . Online-only subscriptions for the first eight weeks.  The plan was intended not so much to bring revenue to the newspaper as to .

Three months after the paywall was implemented, however, only had signed up as paid subscribers. After two months, traffic to the site fell by about a third.

Newsday launched a Westchester-focused news site in 2012 and the following year.

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