There are more newspapers printed in the city of New York than in many countries. These newspapers come in a broad range of formats, covering everything from serious political issues to tabloid sensationalism.
Following the end of World War II and the rise of Communist regimes throughout Europe and Asia, the type of newspaper you chose to read said a great deal about the type of person you were. Some were considered much more politically correct than others, at a time when the Red Scare was on the rise and the Cold War was becoming the next major concern of the American political arena. Loyalties could be brought into question by the type of newspaper you chose to read, and this could even provoke an investigation during the McCarthy era. Often corporations and big businesses would consider it inappropriate for employees to be found reading politically questionable material.