Daily news is a newspaper of general circulation that publishes an edition on each business day, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. It may also publish periodicals or supplements containing current or future events and is customarily printed in black and white. Its contents are reported on by staff members or freelancers, and may be printed on a variety of paper stocks. In some cases, the term is used in a more restricted sense to refer to newspaper articles or features that are published once a week.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily in the United States, publishing Monday through Friday during the academic year and serving the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The News has long been editorially independent and financially self-supporting. Former News editors and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism, politics and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Strobe Talbott and Garry Trudeau. The News has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, producing regular issues celebrating the voices of Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latinx and Asian American communities and special issue publications such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue and First Year Issue.
Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, and known throughout its history as the New York Daily News, the newspaper grew into one of the most popular dailies in the country and the world. It found abundant subject matter in the politics and society of the 1920s, with political scandals such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that precipitated his abdication. The Daily News was also an early adopter of photojournalism, and developed a large staff of photographers in addition to its staff of writers.
In Death of the Daily News, Andrew Conte explores what happens when a town loses its local newspaper. His book is an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the state of local journalism and the future of America’s news deserts.
Conte’s examination of the stages a community goes through after losing its local newspaper is an invaluable study, and it serves as an important reminder that local news still matters. The book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the survival of quality journalism and is concerned about the societal consequences of news deserts. The depth and breadth of the research make it an essential read for anyone interested in journalism, local government or civics. The writing is perceptive and compelling, and the book is a must-read for all those who value freedom of expression. This is a book that will be treasured by readers for generations to come.