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Daily News Releasing Night Edition

August 21, 2000

NEW YORK (AP)_ The Daily News said Monday it will release 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, faced-pace 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.

``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.

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