The Daily News of New Haven, Connecticut
Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, who called it the “New York City Picture Paper.” It was the first daily printed in a tabloid format in the United States and once had the largest circulation of any newspaper in the world. It was known for sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons.
In the 1930s, the Daily News took a more partisan stand, supporting isolationism in early World War II and later adopting a conservative populist stance. During that period, it devoted much attention to photography, and it was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service.
Throughout the years, the Daily News has struggled financially. In 1993, real estate mogul Mortimer Zuckerman purchased the newspaper, bringing it out of bankruptcy and into financial health. In 2017, however, he sold it to Tronc, which had acquired Tribune Publishing in 2016. Tronc slashed the newspaper’s staff and consolidated its operations. It has also moved away from traditional newsstand sales.
The newspaper’s headquarters were located on East 42nd Street until 1995, when the building was relocated to 450 West 33rd Street, a modern office tower designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood that is often seen in movies, including the first two Superman films. A bench from the old News Building, where Dick Young, Jimmy Cannon and other Daily News mainstays sat through the decades, still stands in the lobby of the new location.
In recent months, the newsroom of the newspaper has been rife with tension and discontent over job cuts and pay reductions. Employees have resorted to a variety of tactics to protest, including starting campaigns calling for local benefactors to save their newspaper.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and serves the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The newspaper publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and produces several special issues each year, including the Yale-Harvard game day issue, commencement issue and a number of diversity and inclusion issues in collaboration with the university’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups. Its website features the most comprehensive college sports news in the country. The paper also offers a free mobile app.