New York Daily News
A daily news is a newspaper that is published on each business day of the week (Monday through Friday). As the name suggests, a daily newspaper is not published on Saturdays or Sundays. In the United States, daily newspapers are primarily found in cities such as New York City where the daily paper is known as the New York Daily News or NYCDailyNews.
The New York Daily News is a newspaper based in the New York City area that specializes in covering the news of the city. It is well known for its sensational headlines and hard-hitting journalism. It has a reputation for focusing on local issues such as crime, but also covers national events. The News often uses deep sourcing and doorstep reporting to produce credible news. While the New York Daily News leans left politically, it has endorsed both Republican and Democratic candidates for president.
In a memo sent to staff Tuesday morning, executive editor Andrew Julien and general manager Michael Gates wrote that the Daily News is “going all-in on a strategy to reverse the gloomy narrative of declining American journalism.” They wrote that they are making investments to expand its focus on New York City issues, and they want to shift the emphasis from coverage of the world to the community. They credited their plan to “strong support from ownership” and said they believe the Daily News can “resist the temptation to shrink to fit a fading business model.”
The Daily News is an old, respected tabloid founded in 1878. It was once one of the largest papers in the nation and was a powerful political player. The paper has experienced financial troubles and has a history of layoffs, but in recent years it has revitalized itself through provocative headlines and opinionated editorials.
During the 1920s, the Daily News was known for its emphasis on political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue like the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. It was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and employed a large staff of photographers. In the 1950s, the Daily News began to focus on a more local focus and created its first local bureaus in Brooklyn and Queens. It also started its TV station, WPIX, in 1948, which is still located in the News Building on 42nd Street, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is the Yale Library’s digitized collection of printed issues of the Daily News from its founding on January 28, 1878 through 2021. The archive is freely accessible to all via the web and contains more than 140 years of YDN reporting. The archive is made possible by an anonymous gift to the Yale University Library. This generous gift facilitated the migration of the YDN Historical Archive to a more user-friendly platform and will help ensure its ongoing maintenance and preservation.