The Daily News at Yale University

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Founded in 1919, the Daily News calls itself “New York’s Hometown Newspaper,” reporting on everyday city life and events and serving its readers with zesty headlines, lurid photographs and a full range of entertainment, celebrity, sports and political coverage. It was the first successful tabloid in the United States, reaching a peak circulation of about 2.4 million copies a day. Its success came from focusing on scandalous and sensational stories that appealed to the public’s fascination with crime and celebrity intrigue, and it was an early user of Associated Press wirephotos.

In addition to local news and politics, the paper also includes a variety of national and international news and features, arts and entertainment, classified ads, comics and a wide range of opinion columns. The News is known for its Pulitzer Prize winning journalism, including this year’s public service award for exposing how New York City authorities used an obscure law to evict homeless people from their homes. The News has a long tradition of highlighting issues important to the Jewish community, and it has long been regarded as a strong contender for best city newspaper in the country.

Its writers and reporters are dedicated to bringing their readers the truth, even when it might not make for easy reading or please the powerful. The newspaper is often criticized for its inflammatory language and its conservative editorial positions, but in recent years has become more centrist in its approach to the news. It continues to be an important source of local, national and international news for many readers, particularly in New York.

The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper, publishing every weekday while classes are in session during the academic year at Yale University. The News is independent in both financial and editorial matters, and its student editors and writers have gone on to careers in journalism and in public life. Among the prominent alumni are William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, and Strobe Talbott.

In 2021, an anonymous alumnus provided a gift to the Yale Library in support of the Daily News Historical Archive. This gift facilitated the migration of the Archive to a new, more user-friendly platform, allowed for the addition of issues from 1996 to the present, and will help ensure its ongoing maintenance and preservation.

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