New York City media are considered to be among the biggest in the US; many of which are influential not just in the country but throughout the globe as well. Some of the world’s most important papers, most prolific television studios, largest publishing houses, and even the biggest record companies are based in the Big Apple. The city is one of the shakers and movers in the field of television, radio, newspaper, music, and publishing industries.
North America’s largest media market, New York boasts of several media conglomerates including the Thomson Reuters Corporation, the Time Warner, Hearst Corporation, News Corporation, and Viacom. Even seven of the eight top advertising agencies and three of the four record label giants in the world are headquartered in the city. Over 200 newspapers and 350 commercial magazines have an office in New York; even the publishing industry also employs about 25,000 people living in New York.
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, which are two of the top daily newspapers in the country, are in the Big Apple, too. Some of the city’s major tabloids include the New York Post which was founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801 and the Daily News which is fifth of the most widely circulated tabloids in the country.
Because the city is also home to many people with different country of origin, it also has several print publications in different languages. One of these is El Diario La Prensa, which is the city’s largest Spanish-language daily and the country’s oldest. The New York Amsterdam News on the other hand, which is published in Harlem, is famous among African-American readers.
In the field of television, New York is home to four major networks in the country: NBC, Fox, CBS, and ABS. Many cable channels are also based in the city. Some of these are MTV, Comedy Central, HBO, and Fox News. As of 2005, there are already over 100 shows taped in the city.