The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper, founded on January 28, 1878. It is financially and editorially independent, publishing Monday through Friday during the academic year and several special issues that celebrate Yale’s Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx communities in collaboration with the university’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups. The News also publishes a Friday supplement called WEEKEND and the Yale Daily News Magazine. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized copies of printed issues from over 140 years of the paper’s history.
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The New York Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News by Joseph Medill Patterson and owned by the Tribune Company of Chicago. The News was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States and reached its peak circulation in 1947 at 2.4 million daily copies. The paper’s early success was based on its sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and other entertainment features.
After a period of decline, the newspaper recovered under its longtime publisher Mortimer B. Zuckerman and became one of the largest daily newspapers in the country. The News’s longtime rival, the New York Post, also had a tabloid format and attracted readers with its sensational coverage. The two newspapers competed for readership in the early part of the 20th century and were often in a heated circulation battle with each other.
In the 1930s, the Daily News expanded its staff of photographers and developed an extensive photo wire service. The News also was a leader in using color photography, which greatly increased the newspaper’s sales and appeal. The News was one of the first papers to feature celebrity and fashion photos, as well as pictures of the world’s leaders, which helped to make the News more widely read.
From 1929 to 1995, the News was headquartered at 220 East 42nd Street (also known as the Daily News Building), an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The News relocated to 450 West 33rd Street, now known as Manhattan West, in 1995. The building was the model for the Daily Planet Building in the first two Superman films.