Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1878 and currently based in New York City. It is one of the largest daily newspapers in the United States and a major source of news for New York City residents and the nation. It is often viewed as the primary newspaper of record for New York City, and is noted for its in-depth coverage of the city’s politics and culture. The newspaper is also notable for its large and prominent photographs, intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section, and an opinion section.
The Daily News is also known for its history of editorial independence from owners. Many of its former students editors and writers have gone on to successful careers in journalism or public life, including William F. Buckley, John Hersey, James Leo Herlihy, Samantha Power, Sargent Shriver, Paul Steiger, Garry Trudeau, and Jacob Weisberg. In the modern era, the Daily News is also known for its emphasis on photography and its use of photojournalism.
In the 1920s, the newspaper was heavily involved in political corruption scandals such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to her abdication. The newspaper was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a staff of photographers.
A wide range of topics are covered by the Daily News, from local events to international politics. In addition to its traditional focus on city news and politics, the newspaper has also a dedicated columnist for culture and entertainment. It has a popular weekly feature called “Daily Dose,” in which it interviews celebrities and figures in the pop culture world.
The newspaper has a long history of covering controversial stories, and its editorials are frequently scathing in their criticism. It has also been a leading force in the struggle to protect freedom of speech and other civil liberties. The paper was at the forefront of the campaign to get a federal law passed banning hate crimes, and has long been an advocate for women’s rights and LGBT issues.
The Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States and publishes every weekday during the academic year. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of printed issues of the newspaper. The archive is open to the world and includes more than 140 years of YDN reporting. Its collection of digitized issues has been generously supported by Yale alumni and friends. For information on obtaining permission to reproduce material from the Daily News, please consult the YDN Rights and Permissions site. The Archive is hosted by Yale Library. It is the repository for all YDN content — print and online — dating back to its inception in 1878. YDN is financially and editorially independent from the university. The newspaper is published in cooperation with Yale’s student organizations, cultural centers and departments.