The Daily News Collection at Yale University
Founded in 1919, Daily News is the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States and one of the oldest newspapers still in print. The paper once boasted the highest circulation of any daily newspaper in the world and, attracted readers by emphasizing crime, violence and scandal, lurid photographs, and celebrity gossip and entertainment features. The paper also emphasized political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue, like the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. In addition to its newspaper, the company ran television and radio stations and owned the New York City landmark, the Daily News Building.
Featuring award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers, the Daily News brings you the very best in local and national news – plus New York exclusives, politics, the latest celebrity gossip and more. No one covers the Yankees, Mets and Giants like the Daily News.
The newspaper’s renowned cartoonists include Pulitzer Prize winners Bob Boughton and Steve Lopez. The News is also known for its investigative reporting and has led the way in uncovering police corruption, AIDS coverage, the housing crisis and the effects of climate change on the city’s economy. The News has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1985 for its coverage of New York’s eviction rules and a special Pulitzer Prize for Spotlight in 1992 for its work on a case involving alleged police abuse of tenants.
In recent years, the newspaper has seen a decline in revenue and profits. A hedge fund that bought the company last year, Alden Global Capital, has slashed costs and forced buyouts. It also has restructured the company, including outsourcing its printing. This has led to campaigns by staff members for local benefactors to step in and “save” their newspaper.
This collection provides access to digitized versions of the printed editions of the Yale Daily News from its founding in 1878 through the current academic year. This includes the Yale Daily News and its supplements: WEEKEND, Yale’s Weekly Magazine, and various special issues such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue. This collection also provides access to a special archive of the Yale Daily News, containing over 140 years of YDN reporting.
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