The Yale Daily News Archive

The Yale Daily News is the primary source of news and debate at Yale University. The paper has been in publication for more than 130 years and many of its editors, writers, and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism or public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Garry Trudeau, and many others. The Daily News is published every weekday when the University is in session and is available to anyone with a subscription. The Archive is made possible by an anonymous gift from an alumnus and ongoing support from the Yale College Library and the Pew Research Center. For information about obtaining permission to reproduce Daily News content, please visit the YDN Rights and Permissions site.

The Daily Current Affairs page on IAS GYAN provides a detailed, structured and organized way to study and master the key issues in current affairs for aspirants. This page provides articles, notes and videos on a wide range of topics — from politics and economy to international relations and diplomacy. The latest daily news from India and around the world is also updated here. The site is free to use for IAS aspirants and can be used on desktop computers, mobile devices and tablets.

Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. It grew rapidly, drawing readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal and offering lurid photographs. It stayed the largest circulation newspaper in the nation until 1995, when it moved out of its 220 East 42nd Street headquarters, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was later the headquarters for WPIX-TV and WFAN radio.

It’s an age of massive disruption in American journalism. Technology is putting thousands of journalists out of work and closing newsrooms, leaving vast areas without local newspapers. In McKeesport, Pennsylvania, residents struggle to make sense of their community when the local newspaper disappears. Death of the Daily News is a timely, empathetic account of one town’s attempts to take on the mantle of news in the age of the internet, showing how citizens are stepping into the breach and becoming their own gatekeepers for their own communities.

A must read for anyone concerned about the state of news in America. Conte’s brilliant book would be depressing in the hands of a less skillful writer, but he organizes his argument into a coherent and compelling narrative and ends on a hopeful note. This is a vitally important book for our time.