Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is America’s oldest college daily newspaper and serves the Yale-New Haven community. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of printed issues, as well as online indexes and searchable full text. The Yale Daily News has been financially and editorially independent since its inception. The Archives also include a special issue each year celebrating Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian American communities at Yale in partnership with their respective cultural centers and student groups.
The New York Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper published in New York City, United States. Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News and later the Daily News, it was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States, attracted readers with sensational crime and scandal coverage, lurid photographs, cartoons and entertainment features. Its satirical style, provocative cover stories and controversial politics made it one of the most widely read newspapers in the country until its decline after World War II.
The paper is now owned by Tribune Publishing and, as of 2016, has a circulation of about 1.2 million. In its heyday, the Daily News was locked in a battle for circulation with the even more sensational rival tabloid, the New York Post.
In 1975, the News grabbed the public imagination with its lurid headline: “Ford to City: Drop Dead!” Its journalism continued to draw readers, albeit at a declining rate. In the 1990s, it shifted its editorial stance, becoming a moderately liberal alternative to the right-wing Post.
Today, the newspaper is a major source of local and national news, as well as the latest in celebrity gossip and sports. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers bring you news from the world’s greatest city and beyond. No one covers the Yankees, Mets and Giants like the Daily News!
The New York Daily News and other Tribune Publishing papers face a future of uncertainty as shareholders vote next week on the takeover of the company by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Employees of the newspapers have stepped up their opposition to the takeover with legal action, multi-city rallies and written pleas for a different future for their employer. This despite a looming round of layoffs, buyouts and outsourcing plans by the new owners. This has sparked a number of protests by employees, including the first-ever summer journalism internship boycott by the newsroom union, the NewsGuild of New York City. The boycott has been endorsed by the New York Civil Liberties Union. The protests come as the Daily News faces the most important decision in its history. Its future may be decided by how many loyal readers remain. The decision could be an ominous signal about the future of the industry, or it could mark a turning point toward a new era for journalism and democracy.