The Daily News

The Daily News

A daily newspaper that reports on politics, culture, sports and current events. Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States and serves the campus and the city of New Haven. Throughout its long history, students and alumni have gone on to notable careers in journalism, law and public service. The News also publishes a weekly Friday supplement known as WKND, a magazine called The News, and several special issues each year in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.

Each article in the Daily News includes comprehension and critical thinking questions. These questions are geared towards students in grades 9-12 and help to teach reading skills, vocabulary and more. Additional resources are provided, including video clips, maps and more, to further support the learning of the news story. Each question can be easily accessed from the “Questions” tab located at the bottom of each article.

Our award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers bring you the very latest news from the world’s greatest city. From national and local headlines to New York exclusives, politics and the Yankees, Mets and Giants, no one covers New York like the Daily News.

The News was the first successful tabloid in America. It grew rapidly and, at its peak in the 1920s, had a circulation of about 2,000,000 copies per day. In the 1930s, it emphasized political wrongdoing, especially corruption in New York’s financial circles, and also reported on social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to her abdication. Its lurid coverage was an inspiration for later tabloids such as the National Enquirer and the Sun.

From its earliest days, the Daily News took advantage of new technologies. It was among the first to use a wirephoto service in the 1930s and developed a large staff of photographers. It was also a pioneer in color photography. In the 1970s, it adopted a high-minded liberal editorial stance and became a strong rival to the conservative Post.

The News is headquartered in the landmark Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was used as the model for the Daily Planet in the first two Superman movies. The News moved to 450 West 33rd Street (also known as Manhattan West) in 1995. The News is a division of the New York Times Company. A generous donation from an anonymous Yale alumnus facilitated the migration of this collection and helped to secure the future of this historic archive. We are deeply grateful for this gift. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is free and open to the public. Unauthorized reproduction of this material is prohibited. For more information, please visit the YDN Rights and Permissions page.