The Daily News

The Daily News is an American morning tabloid newspaper. It is based in New York City, and was the first U.S. daily printed in a tabloid format. Founded in 1919, the paper reached its peak circulation in 1947 with about 2.4 million copies sold daily, making it the ninth most widely circulated newspaper in the United States. Today, it is owned by tronc, the publishing operations of the former Tribune Company, and is headquartered at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. It is one of the most prominent newspapers in the world and maintains a strong local news focus, even as it remains locked in a fierce circulation battle with its rival, the more conservative New York Post.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is comprised of digitized copies of printed issues of the Yale Daily News (YDN) from January 28, 1878 through the present. The archive is curated and hosted by the Yale Library.

At the time of its founding, the YDN was the oldest college daily newspaper in the country and was financially and editorially independent. Many of its students went on to make significant contributions in journalism and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver, Joseph Lieberman, and Strobe Talbott.

Its reputation for sensational crime and political scandal coverage led it to become an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s. It also placed great emphasis on photography, employing a large staff of photographers. The YDN featured lurid photographs, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, and a substantial sports section.

From the early days of the YDN, it had a dedicated news staff, and its reporters traveled throughout the city to cover stories. Eventually, the newspaper established bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and at City Hall, as well as within One Police Plaza. The News also operated radio station WPIX and later television station WFAN-FM, both of which remain located in the former Daily News Building.

The YDN has long been an important source of news and opinion for the citizens of New York City, and its journalism continues to influence the national conversation. The YDN is committed to delivering the highest quality journalism with integrity and without fear or favor, on every platform.