In its 20th-century heyday, The Daily News was the brawny metro tabloid that dug into crime and corruption. It was the inspiration for the Daily Planet building of the first two Superman films, and it won Pulitzer Prizes in commentary and reporting. Today, the paper still covers intense city news, celebrity gossip and the latest in politics. It also has a strong local sports section—nobody does Yankees, Mets and Giants like The Daily News.
In an era when the internet has eroded readership and revenue, the paper faces significant challenges in its quest to continue to provide New Yorkers with quality journalism and local news. In the past decade, it has struggled financially and won multiple awards for investigative journalism—including a Pulitzer in 2015 for uncovering police abuse of eviction rules. The newspaper has faced declining circulation numbers since its heyday and recently lost its position as one of the highest-circulation newspapers in the country.
Despite these challenges, the paper continues to produce quality content that is both informative and interesting. The Daily News is known for its large and prominent photographs, which have often accompanied stories about high-profile or controversial events. The paper also provides a wide range of other content, including classified ads, a comics section and a sports section. In addition, the newspaper is a major source of information on current events and has won several Pulitzer prizes for commentary and news writing.
The Daily News is owned by Tribune Publishing, which is based in Chicago. The newspaper is part of a network of over 50 local daily and weekly publications in the United States. It has a reputation for being politically unbiased, and its editorials are often highly critical of President Trump. In recent years, the paper has been facing severe financial pressures and was forced to cut jobs and outsource its printing operations, causing many staff members to call on benefactors to save their employer.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper, founded on January 28, 1878. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of every issue published by the Yale Daily News between its founding and 1995. The archive is open to the public. In addition to the daily paper, YDN publishes the Friday supplement WEEKEND, the Yale Daily News Magazine and special issues throughout the academic year. These include the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue. In the 2020-21 school year, YDN will launch its inaugural special issues celebrating Yale’s Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx communities in collaboration with the university’s cultural centers. The Yale Daily News is financially and editorially independent from the Yale administration.