Yale Daily News

For over 130 years the Yale Daily News has served as the primary source of news and debate on campus. It is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the United States, and many former editors and writers have gone on to careers in journalism and public service. The newspaper is published every weekday during the academic term at Yale and is the primary source of news for the campus community. It is available free at many locations throughout the Yale campus, including the YDN Library. Unauthorized reproduction of any YDN content is prohibited. For information about obtaining permission to reproduce Yale Daily News content, please visit the YDN Rights and Permissions site.

The New York Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper founded in 1919. It was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States, and at its peak circulation reached 2.4 million copies a day. The newspaper became famous for its sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence in the city, as well as lurid photographs and cartoons.

During the booming economic times of the early 20th century, the paper found abundant subject matter and prospered. In addition to its focus on political wrongdoing and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication, the paper devoted much attention to photography; it was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s, and developed a staff of photographers.

In the 1940s, the newspaper hit its zenith with readership, and became known as “the brassy, pictorial New York Daily News led all the others.” It also grew to become one of the nation’s most influential newspapers in terms of opinion. It was the paper that launched the career of Ed Sullivan, and was described by Time Magazine as “the biggest thing in journalism today.”

The Daily News began to decline in the 1970s. The newspaper was forced to reduce its production capacity in order to cut costs due to a multi-month labor strike that crippled the paper’s ability to produce its usual large volume of print. In addition, it suffered from a serious financial crisis as the price of advertising dropped in the wake of the oil crisis.

In 1993, the Daily News was saved from extinction by media mogul Mortimer Zuckerman who invested $60 million in color presses and repositioned it as a “serious tabloid”. However, even with these investments, circulation continued to decline and the newspaper lost its status as the largest newspaper in the United States by the late 1990s. The decline of traditional print media in the wake of the digital revolution in the 21st century has taken a toll on the newspaper and it continues to face challenges to its survival. The New York Daily News is currently owned by the New York Media Group. The newspaper has a website and a mobile app that offers a variety of features, including breaking news alerts.