The Yale Daily News
A daily newspaper is a publication that contains news and information about current events. It can be published on a regular schedule, such as every day or weekly, or it may be published more often, such as once per hour. Examples of daily newspapers include The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily and publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. It serves the Yale and New Haven communities with its flagship publication, a Saturday supplement called WKND, and special issues celebrating the Yale-Harvard game issue, Commencement and the first year issue. Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is both financially and editorially independent of the university. Many of its student editors, writers and contributors have gone on to careers in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Strobe Talbott, and the founders of the New York Times and The Washington Post.
In 1919, the New York Daily News became the first tabloid newspaper to attract a large readership with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons. After it was acquired by Tribune Publishing Company in 1947, the Daily News became one of the most widely circulated papers in America. Today, it is owned by the Alden Global Capital hedge fund and operates as an independent local newspaper in New York City.
Like all tabloids, the NYDN tends to favour bold headlines over calm facts, but (partly in response to the conservative polemics of its crosstown rival, the New York Post) has developed a liberal voice in recent years that appeals to middle-of-the-road readers. It has a surprisingly high-quality editorial staff compared to its competitors, and it’s an excellent source of local news and analysis.
The Daily News has a wide range of sections, including sports, business, politics, and entertainment. It also has a good reputation for its investigative work. The paper also offers a range of subscriptions, including weekend editions, the Sunday Magazine, and special sections such as the Book Review. It also has an active blog section.
In a time of widespread technological disruption to American journalism, the Daily News is a lifeline for communities that have lost—or are in danger of losing—their own local newspapers. But the Daily News is not immune to its own financial problems. The paper’s new owner, the hedge-fund firm Alden Global Capital, has enacted a series of buyouts and cost-cutting measures since taking over the newspaper in 2017. Ad Fontes Media rates the New York Daily News as Skewed Left in terms of bias, but Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. The Daily News has been criticized for its lack of racial diversity and for its tendency to promote the idea that the United States is at war with Islam. This has led to accusations of anti-Muslim bias. However, the newspaper has insisted that it is a “fair and objective” paper.