Death of the Daily News
For more than 130 years Daily News has been Yale’s most popular source of current events. Published every weekday when classes are in session, it provides a comprehensive mix of news, sports, features and opinion. Many of its student editors, writers and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, Joseph Lieberman, Strobe Talbott and Garry Trudeau.
The newspaper is headquartered in the historic News Building on 220 East 42nd Street (now known as Manhattan West) in New York City. Designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, it is a designated city and national landmark and was the inspiration for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The News building was also used as the set for the TV series “News World.”
The paper’s award-winning reporters and columnists cover everything from New York City and beyond, including breaking news, politics, gossip and celebrity news. Its New York City exclusives and unparalleled sports coverage are second to none. It’s the only place to get all the latest Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets information.
In 2017 Daily News owner Craig Zuckerman sold the newspaper to Tronc for $1. In the years since, the newspaper has struggled to find a profitable business model as its readership continues to shrink. The News has a long tradition of covering controversial stories, often taking the lead in exposing abuses and controversies that were ignored by other media outlets.
A sweeping, deeply reported look at the societal impact when local news dies in one community, Death of the Daily News is a riveting read. It offers clues about how to survive the current news deserts and gives hope that local journalism can thrive again.