The Yale Daily News
For more than 130 years, the Yale Daily News has been the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. Today, it is a full-service news organization that publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year in New Haven, Connecticut, and serves the Yale community. The News also produces a weekly Friday supplement, WEEKEND, the Yale Daily News Magazine and several special issues including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue and First Year Issue. The News has long been financially and editorially independent from the university.
The News’s staff of journalists is made up primarily of undergraduate students at Yale. Many of the paper’s student editors, writers and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and other media fields. The News is proud to be one of the leading sources of news and discussion at Yale, and the paper’s coverage is informed by the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of its staff members.
A former tabloid newspaper founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first successful daily tabloid in the United States and was widely regarded as one of the most influential newspapers in the world. Its success was based on sensational reporting of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, celebrity gossip, classified ads and other entertainment features. It was owned by Mortimer Zuckerman until 2017, when it was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company.
In addition to the main New York City edition, the Daily News published regional versions in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. It also operated local bureaus in New York City’s public housing projects, at City Hall and within the various courthouses and other government offices throughout the city. The News also produced television and radio. It was an early user of Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a staff of photographers. In 1948, the Daily News established its TV station WPIX, which still bears its call letters, and bought the radio station that became CBS New York City AM and FM (now known as WFAN).
The current newspaper’s editorial stance is described by the New York Times as “flexibly centrist” with a high-minded but populist legacy. It is generally more liberal than its rival, the New York Post. During the 1940s, it supported isolationism and in the 1970s became an advocate of economic protectionism. During the 1990s, it began to shift its stance again, and in the 2000s it had become a moderately liberal alternative to the conservative Post.
The News’s coverage of the latest developments in New York City and beyond is a great source for classroom discussion. Breaking stories offer students a wealth of informational content to read and discuss, and can be used as springboards for writing or research assignments. The News also provides in-depth investigative journalism, things to do around town, sports coverage from high school to the pros and more. The News app offers a streamlined, fast-loading experience that makes it easy to customize and view your favorite articles, photos and videos.