The Daily News at Yale University

Daily News

The Daily News is a tabloid newspaper based in New York City. The newspaper is known for its intense New York news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads and a variety of sports and entertainment sections. The paper was founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News and became the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. It drew readers with sensational news coverage of crime and violence, lurid photographs and cartoons. At its peak, the Daily News had a circulation of over 2.4 million copies a day. The current editor-in-chief is Joseph A. Barron.

In addition to its main office on 42nd Street, the News maintains local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens; and within One Police Plaza at the New York City Police Department headquarters in Manhattan. The paper also publishes a Sunday edition, called the Sunday News. Its original building on 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is an official city landmark. It was the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films.

Since its inception in 1919, the Daily News has been a major competitor to the New York Times and other established newspapers in the United States. The paper has been owned by a number of companies, including Tribune Publishing, which was bought in May 2013 by cost-slashing hedge fund Alden Global Capital. The Daily News’s rapid changes in leadership have been met with resistance from both its editorial staff and readers.

The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States, having been published every weekday during the semesters of the Yale University academic year for more than 130 years. Its student editors and writers have gone on to careers in journalism, public service and other fields. Alumni include William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Strobe Talbott and many others. The paper is the primary source of news and debate at Yale, and it serves as a forum for discussion of public issues and controversial topics.

The Yale Daily News Digital Archive contains full-text editions of the Daily News from 1996 to the present. A generous gift from an anonymous alumnus in 2021 enabled the archive to be migrated to a new platform and expanded to encompass the entire run of the newspaper. The archive is available through the Yale University Library. The library is grateful to this benefactor for making this collection possible. Unauthorized reproduction of the Yale Daily News is prohibited, except as permitted by law. For more information, please see the Yale Daily News Rights and Permissions site. The Yale Daily News is a member of the News Archive Foundation. The Archive Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting access to news archives. The Archive is supported by public and private donations. Donations are tax-deductible in the United States.