The Yale Daily News Historical Archive

The Yale Daily News (YDN) is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper founded on January 28, 1878. The newspaper’s historical archive contains digitized copies of printed issues of the paper that are available to the world. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive includes articles from YDN’s print publication as well as its website from the first year of its existence, including the online version of the newspaper.

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Each article includes comprehension and critical thinking questions to help readers gain a deeper understanding of the story. Additional resources, such as video clips, maps and links, are provided to support the questions. Each article also has “Inside the Daily News” sections that provide behind-the-scenes looks at how the news is produced.

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Daily News once had the highest circulation of any daily newspaper in the United States and was a leader in tabloid publishing with its large and prominent photographs, intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, and comics. Its iconic building on 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is an architectural landmark and was the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films.

Death of a Local Newspaper would be a depressing read in anyone’s hands, but Andrew Conte, who worked as a reporter himself, is able to convey its tragedy with empathy and insight. He sounds the alarm about a growing crisis in our society, but his book leaves us with hope that local news can rise again. This is a book that is as valuable to students of history and journalism as it is to everyday citizens. It’s a must-read.