The Daily News
The Daily News, founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, is a morning tabloid newspaper in New York City that once had one of the largest circulations in the world. Its early success was based on sensational and often graphic coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and entertainment features, including comics. The paper also emphasized political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome scandal, and social intrigue, such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to her abdication. The newspaper also published a number of famous cartoons.
The paper also developed a reputation as a strong advocate for the city’s poor, and for its liberal positions on social issues such as abortion and racial equality. Its editorial stance was described by the New York Times as “flexibly centrist” and having a “high-minded, if populist, legacy”.
From its inception, the Daily News has been owned by a number of media companies, most recently Tribune Publishing. The company was bought by the privately held hedge fund Alden Global Capital in late 2016, and the News’s staff has been subjected to a series of cost-cutting measures, including buyouts, layoffs, and outsourcing of printing operations.
In addition to its New York City headquarters, the Daily News maintains local offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens; bureaus within One Police Plaza; and a newsroom inside City Hall. Its online version, the Daily News Digital Network, was launched in 1998 and is updated throughout the day. The paper has won dozens of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, and is known for its hard-hitting and sometimes controversial reporting.
The paper’s website is frequently ranked among the top news websites in the United States, and its Twitter feed is popular with politicians, celebrities, and other people with an interest in the latest developments. The Daily News also has several other websites and video platforms.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized copies of the newspaper that were scanned and collected by the Yale Library. The Archive includes over 140 years of YDN reporting and is freely available to the general public. For more information about using this collection, please visit the YDN Rights and Permissions site. Yale Daily News content appearing on other sites is the property of those organizations, and is not covered by this archive. To report errors or problems with this collection, contact the Yale Library.