Daily News To Have Evening Edition

Tuesday, August 22nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP)— The Daily News is coming out with an evening edition next month geared for the commuter market.

Beginning Sept. 12, the Daily News Express will be distributed for free from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays at key commuter points such as Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, the Staten Island Ferry and the Port Authority, said Ken Frydman, Daily News director of communications.

Combining short, fast-paced articles with graphics and heavy ad content, the paper will be designed to be read in the 40 minutes to an hour that it takes for many commuters to get home, Frydman said Monday.

``Daily News Express fills a major void in the city's journalism marketplace,'' Daily News chairman and co-publisher Mortimer B. Zuckerman said in a statement. ``It's been a long time since New Yorkers had a real evening paper with fresh content.''

The Express' editorial staff will be led by Brian Moss, a 20-year veteran of the Daily News.

Although the Express will have an entirely separate editorial staff from the daily paper, it will also draw on the editorial and advertising sales resources of the daily paper.