The Yale Daily News Is Closing Its New York Office
For more than 130 years, the Yale Daily News has been a vital source of information and debate for students and community members. It is the oldest college daily in the United States and remains a primary source of news for Yale students when classes are in session. It has been the primary forum for discussion of public issues and a training ground for future leaders in journalism and public service. Many of its alumni have gone on to prominent careers in politics, business, media, and civil society.
The paper is printed every day except Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays in New York City. It maintains local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, and offices at One Police Plaza and within the various state and federal courts of the metropolitan area. It is also published online and in a variety of print editions, including the Weekend News.
In addition to its newspaper, the company publishes a television station, WPIX-TV (Channel 11 in New York City); a radio station, WCBS-FM; and several websites. It has a long and distinguished history of investigative journalism, earning a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1998 for its coverage of the City’s racial discrimination policies.
Despite its storied past, the Daily News has struggled in recent years. A hedge fund, Alden Capital, bought the paper in 2017 for $1 and has slashed staffing and other costs.
The venerable newsroom on East 42nd Street, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, was closed to the public this week. Employees were given 30 days to collect their belongings and the building, which has a distinctive four-faced clock in its lobby, was formally closed Wednesday. A spokesman for Tribune Publishing, which owns the Daily News, said the company would consider creating a new newsroom in the near future.
In Montcalm County, a former aide to the county clerk made some explosive allegations Monday during a board meeting. The husband of a clerk’s office administrative assistant claimed the county is not keeping records properly. Clayton Thomas’ claims led to a special meeting of the board to discuss an investigation by Montcalm County Chief Deputy Sheriff Brian Deeb.