What Is a Daily News?

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A daily news is a newspaper of general circulation published on a regular basis, typically every day except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. In the United States, the term is commonly used to refer to a metropolitan or regional newspaper published in the New York City area or a city with a large population, such as Los Angeles or Chicago. The term is also applied to a website or online publication that contains current news articles, although the latter is often referred to as a digital newspaper or online edition.

In 1919, the New York Daily News (originally called the Illustrated Daily News) was founded as the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format and reached a peak circulation of about 2.4 million copies a day. It was the eleventh-highest circulated newspaper in the world. The Daily News has had many notable contributors, including columnists such as Joseph Medill Patterson and Harry E. Wells, as well as sportswriters such as Mike Ditka and Mark Feuerstein. The newspaper has also had numerous directors, including Cornelius Vanderbilt III and Manchester Boddy.

The News has been owned by various owners throughout its history, but has been mainly owned by the private equity firm Alden Global Capital since it took over in January 2021. The News has been subject to a series of cost-cutting measures since then, including buyouts, layoffs, and outsourcing of the printing plant. This has been criticized by the paper’s editorial staff and some members of its board, who argue that the cuts are destroying the paper.

In a city that is notoriously fickle about its news media, the Daily News has been a persistent and sometimes polarizing presence. Known for its aggressive style and muckraking attitude, the newspaper was among the first to break major stories in the city. The Daily News is still a prominent and respected source of information in New York, and the newspaper’s headquarters at 220 East 42nd Street, which was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, remains an architectural landmark.

For more than 130 years, the Yale Daily News has been the primary source of news and debate at Yale and is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The newspaper is published Monday through Friday during the academic year, as well as a weekly newsmagazine and special issues such as the Yale-Harvard game issue and the Commencement issue. It also publishes special issues celebrating Yale’s Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx communities in collaboration with those community centers and affiliated student groups.

The Yale Daily News is supported by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale College alumnus, which facilitated the migration of the Archive to a new and more user-friendly platform and enables its ongoing maintenance and preservation. The Yale Library is grateful for this support. The gift also enables the Library to continue to make the Daily News available to students, researchers and the public. The Daily News Historical Archive is accessible to anyone with an internet connection.