Daily news from New York and around the world. Founded in 1919, the Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper to be successful and is one of the oldest newspapers in the United States. The newspaper once had the highest circulation of any daily newspaper in the country and was a major influence on the development of tabloid journalism. The News attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons and entertainment features. It was also a leader in developing television and radio, with the first-ever daily newscast, and a pioneer in photomicrography.
The News’s success was aided by its long history in the city, its renowned staff of writers and photographers, and its reputation as an honest source of news. Its editorials were often controversial, and it was a fierce critic of Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and the city administration, which it viewed as corrupt and inefficient. The News also was an early champion of civil rights and a staunch critic of racism, and it often took on the government in legal battles.
Today, the News remains a leading local source of information and opinion for its readers, with top stories in New York City, across the region, and around the world. The News also is known for its strong sports coverage, including the Yankees, Mets, Giants, and Jets, and covers New York City politics and government in an in-depth way. The newspaper is available in print, online, mobile and tablet apps. Its website is a popular destination for online video and multimedia.
In addition to its daily newspaper, the Yale Daily News publishes a Friday supplement called WKND and special issues each year for major academic events such as Yale-Harvard Game Day and Commencement. The News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and is editorially independent. It is financially self-sufficient and receives no subsidies from the university.
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