The Daily News

Daily News is one of the most widely read newspapers in the United States. The paper provides national and international news of interest to its readers. It also offers a variety of opinion pieces and other special sections. Several of its writers have gone on to achieve prominent positions in journalism and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Strobe Talbott, and Daniel Yergin.

The paper was founded in 1919, with the tagline “New York’s Hometown Newspaper.” The paper is known for its zesty headlines and has been a longtime fixture in New York City’s culture. The paper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the city’s financial crisis in 1975, and has been the recipient of numerous other awards throughout the years. In addition to its extensive local news coverage, the paper also contains celebrity gossip, a classified section, and a wide range of comics. The paper has also been a pioneer in the field of visual journalism. Its photojournalists were among the first to document the Holocaust.

During World War II, the paper’s correspondents were sent to remote areas to report on events as they happened. During this time, the paper became a major source of news for troops in the United States and abroad. Its reporters and photographers documented many of the most important events, such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In addition, the newspaper’s photographers have captured some of the most iconic photos of modern history.

In the mid-1970s, the News moved its headquarters from 220 East 42nd Street, an official city landmark designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, to 450 West 33rd Street, now known as Manhattan West. The building straddles the railroad tracks that go into Pennsylvania Station and is a symbol of downtown New York. The building was used as the setting for the fictional Daily Planet in the first two Superman films.

The newspaper’s editorial and comment sections have long been regarded as the best in the city. The News has made a number of influential contributions to public policy, particularly in the area of civil rights. It has also been a leading voice on issues of the day, such as AIDS and urban poverty.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive includes more than 18,686,018 searchable pages from the Daily News published between 1919 and 2024. The archive was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus. This gift also facilitated the migration of the archive to a more user-friendly platform, and will help ensure its long-term preservation and continued access. For information about requesting access to the archive, contact the archives staff. Please note that some content may be sensitive and subject to copyright. The Yale Daily News reserves the right to restrict access to material in certain circumstances. For more information, see the YDN Rights and Permissions page.