New York Daily News and Yale Daily News Collections

Daily News

The New York Daily News is an American newspaper that is based in the City of New York. It is the largest daily tabloid in the United States, and has one of the highest circulations of any newspaper in the world. It was founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, and changed its name to the Daily News in 1927. Today, the paper is owned by Tribune Publishing, and is part of its news network along with the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers in the country.

The newspaper has been at the forefront of many major events in its history, including covering 9/11 and providing live coverage of the attack. It has also been known for its investigative journalism and exposing government corruption and incompetence. The New York Daily News has also been a leader in photography, being the first newspaper to use AP wirephotos and developing its own staff of photographers. The paper’s photographs have been used by a number of film and television directors, including John Huston.

For more than a century, the Daily News has been a trusted source of local news and information for millions of New Yorkers. But in this time of massive disruption to the business of journalism, thousands of reporters have been laid off and newsrooms closed, creating “news deserts” across America. In the small, southwestern Pennsylvania city of McKeesport, where the Daily News shut down in 2015, residents have struggled to make sense of their community’s news, trying to separate fact from fiction in an increasingly chaotic media landscape.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive consists of digitized copies of printed editions of the Daily News from its founding in 1878 to 1996. These editions were scanned from print volumes held by the Yale University Library, and are available to the public as part of its online collections. This project was made possible by an anonymous gift from a Yale College alumnus in 2021.

Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News (YDN) is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The YDN has long been the primary source of news and debate on campus, and its student editors and writers have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and politics, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joe Lieberman, Strobe Talbott, and Calvin Trillin. YDN readers are a highly educated group; over 90% hold at least a bachelor’s degree. The YDN has an editorial board comprised of leading scholars, professors, and former government officials. Its opinions and analysis are based on the highest journalistic standards. The YDN is published every weekday when the university is in session. Copyright Yale University. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction of any YDN content appearing on this site is prohibited. To request permission for the use of YDN materials, please contact the YDN Editor. YDN is a member of the National Press Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the free flow of ideas through a strong, independent and diverse news media.