Yale Daily News

Daily News

The Daily News, founded on January 28, 1878, is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. It is published Monday through Friday during the academic year and serves Yale and New Haven. The paper has a long tradition of providing quality journalism that is both informative and entertaining. It is financially and editorially independent from the University. Many alumni of the Yale Daily News have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service. The paper’s website contains access to digitized copies of the newspaper from its first issue through the current issue as well as a searchable archive of all previous issues of the paper.

The News was once one of the largest-circulation newspapers in the country and had a reputation for sensational reporting, rivaling the tabloids of its time and beyond. Its 1975 headline, “Ford to City: Drop Dead!”, exemplified the paper’s style and grabbed the nation’s attention. In addition to intense city news coverage and celebrity gossip, the Daily News offered classified ads, comics, a sports section, and an opinion page.

Today, the newspaper’s online presence and social media channels are key sources of information for many readers. The News website also features original content such as investigative reports, editorials, and opinion pieces. The paper’s digital version has a high readership among young people and attracts more readers on mobile devices than its print edition.

In the past few years, the newspaper has suffered a major decline in revenue as its readership has continued to shift online and away from print. Its parent company, Tribune Publishing, has cut salaries and imposed buyouts on journalists in an attempt to reduce costs. It has also closed several local offices and outsourced its printing plant in an effort to save money. This has prompted the employees of other Tribune Publishing newspapers to start campaigns to ask local benefactors to “save” their publications.

The News has a reputation for its coverage of the city’s most underrepresented communities and its ability to find the stories that others fail to cover. It has a particular strength in covering immigration, the economy, and politics. It has also been a leader in covering the city’s vaccination policy and the coronavirus pandemic.

The News’ editorial board is made up of senior editors and reporters. In addition to writing their own articles, they review submissions from the community and publish their choices for the most compelling and important topics to feature in the newspaper. In addition, the editorial board selects and edits letters to the editor from the readership. In some cases, the editorial board may choose not to publish a letter to the editor for any reason, in which case it will notify the author. The editorial board reserves the right to edit all submissions. See the Editorial Guidelines for more details. In addition to letters to the editor, the newspaper accepts guest columns by regular and non-regular contributors. To submit an article for consideration, email it to the editors at [email protected].