The Yale Daily News – A History of City News
As the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States, Yale Daily News has a rich history. It’s been a source of news for more than 130 years and has produced special issues every year. The paper has been financially independent since 1878. This means that it doesn’t have to rely on advertising revenues for its survival.
The Daily News has won several Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and feature writing. In addition, it is widely regarded as one of the country’s top-selling newspapers. The paper also has a strong local news coverage and local bureaus in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
One of the most interesting aspects of the book is the way that Andrew Conte approaches the subject. He approaches it with empathy and a deep understanding of national news. By examining how and why the paper went out of business, he shows the impact of losing a local paper on a community.
He also explores how people are building a new type of local journalism. For example, he highlights a young reporter, Sam, who’s dedicated to data reporting. Before joining the Daily News, he studied at Columbia Journalism School and worked as a stringer at the New York Times. Since then, he’s written for POLITICO, Documented NY, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
There are many other notable contributors to the newspaper, too. They include a group of young reporters who’ve risen to prominence in public life. Diana, Michaela, and Katie are just a few. Their work has been featured in the New York Times and Gothamist, among others. Despite the adversity the Daily News has faced, the paper has maintained a strong circulation.
During World War II, the Daily News supported isolationism and espoused conservative populism. But after the war, the tabloid began to shift. In the 1970s, the paper became more liberal. While the paper was still a staunch Republican, it started to eschew right-wing politics.
Even after its purchase by the Chicago media giant, Tronc, in 2017, the Daily News had been in financial distress. The newsroom staff was slashed in half. Tribune Publishing (then known as Tronc) then purchased the newspaper for $1.
When the newspaper was acquired, the former owner, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, was the chairman and co-publisher. However, he sold the paper to Tribune Publishing in 2017. Soon after, the paper was sold to Tronc for only $1. That’s not surprising, considering how much money it has made in the past.
At the time of the sale, the Daily News had the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States. It had also a prominent cartoon section and high-quality photography. Several famous journalists occupied positions at the newspaper, including legendary boxing writer Jimmy Cannon.
The Death of the Daily News is a great read, demonstrating the importance of local journalism in our society. Ultimately, it provides hope that the paper can return.
With its well-organized and readable prose, the book provides an informative and engaging look at the life of a newspaper. Anyone can understand the struggle that comes with losing a local newspaper.