Yale Daily News
For more than 140 years, the Yale Daily News has provided a forum for discussion and debate on the issues of the day. The oldest college daily newspaper in the United States, YDN is an independently owned, student-run publication that is financially and editorially independent of the university. Founded on January 28, 1878, the paper is published every weekday when school is in session and has several special issues throughout the year including the YDN Magazine, Friday supplement WEEKEND, and a Commencement Issue. Many of YDN’s students and alumni have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Paul Steiger, Garry Trudeau, and more.
A tabloid newspaper published each business day of the year (except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) with a general circulation in a particular area. It carries sensational and lurid articles on crimes, scandals, and violence, with entertainment features and cartoons. The newspaper also includes political and cultural coverage.
In addition to its print edition, the paper has a strong online presence and has a television and radio franchise in New York City. It was the first major daily tabloid newspaper to achieve nationwide success. The paper is based in Manhattan. Its current publisher is Tronc, which bought it from owner Mortimer Zuckerman in 2017.
The newspaper was first established as the Illustrated Daily News in 1919 and became the New York Daily News in 1924 when it moved to its present location on West 33rd Street. It attracted readers with its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and sexy women. In the 1930s it was a dominant force in tabloid journalism. The newspaper consolidated its position in the New York market with the purchase of the competing paper, The Sun, in 1936.
Hedge fund-controlled Tribune Publishing has been relentlessly slashing costs at its newspapers and has prompted employees at several of its properties to campaign for local benefactors to “save” their publications. A looming deal to sell the chain to a hedge fund has heightened the urgency of the effort.
A summer journalism intern is the latest victim of cost-slashing at Tribune Publishing, the parent company of the New York Daily News and other newspapers. The company recently offered buyouts to its summer journalism interns, the latest step in a yearlong effort by the hedge fund that controls the company to reduce expenses and staffing levels. The cuts have heightened the pressure on summer interns to prove they can work under tight deadlines and without regular checks from managers. The company has imposed layoffs, cut salaries and halted hiring at some of its newspapers. It has also shortened the length of paid vacations for many employees. It has also stopped paying for health insurance and 401(k) contributions. Workers at the Daily News are battling the takeover bid with three legal fights and a series of multicity rallies. They have voted to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York ahead of a May 21 shareholder vote on the sale.