*Source: A Candid History of the Respectable Tabloid by Robert F. Keeler*
The sprawling headquarters of Newsday in Melville has come a long way from its modest beginnings in a former car dealership building in Hempstead in the ‘40s. The newspaper, founded by Alicia Patterson and her husband Harry Guggenheim, printed its first edition on September 3, 1940, quickly becoming a powerful voice for the booming population of Long Island in the post-World War II era. Newsday moved its headquarters from Garden City to Pinelawn Road, Melville in 1979. It launched its website, Newsday.com in 1996. Newsday has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes over the years and its circulation remains among the highest in the country.
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