The Yale Daily News

Daily News

Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and serves the communities of Yale and New Haven. The News is editorially independent and financially self-sustaining. In addition to its daily edition, the News publishes several special issues each year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue and a First Year Issue, as well as the weekly WKND and the Yale Daily News Magazine. The News also collaborates with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups to produce annual editions celebrating the heritage of Yale’s Black, Latine, Asian American and Indigenous communities.

The News’s original home was the Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street, a city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It was the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films and served as the Daily News headquarters until 1995. The building was later redeveloped into 5 Manhattan West, a mixed-use tower housing the offices of New York Public Radio and WNYC as well as a restaurant, bars and retail spaces.

In the early years of its existence, the Daily News was a tabloid newspaper that attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons. It competed with its rival, the New York Post, for circulation. Its circulation peaked in the mid-20th century. In the 1980s the News shifted to a more centrist editorial stance, which positioned it as a moderately liberal alternative to the conservative Post.

Today, the News remains New York’s leading local source of news and information. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers cover national and local news as well as the latest in politics, gossip and celebrity. No one knows New York – and the world beyond – like the Daily News.

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Hedge fund Alden Global Capital’s rapid-fire changes at Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times and New York Daily News, have left a profound case of jitters in newsrooms across the company. This week, workers voted 55-3 to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York ahead of next week’s shareholder vote on selling the company to the cost-slashing Alden.

ITN Video Archive

Featuring iconic news footage from some of the UK’s most famous broadcasters, the ITN Video Archive is an unrivalled repository of British cultural history. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to a rare view of Nelson Mandela in hiding and exclusive access to Royal engagements, the archive spans more than 60 years of television history.