A daily news organization publishes articles on politics, crime, business, entertainment, sports and more. Unlike other newspapers, the daily news is usually short in length and often contains graphic or gruesome details of violent events that have occurred. The daily news also includes features, comics, a classified ads section and a weekly magazine section.
The New York Daily News, officially titled the Daily News, is an American newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. It was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. It reaches an estimated 2.4 million readers per day and is the eleventh most-circulated newspaper in the United States. The paper is distributed throughout the United States and around the world.
In the 1920s, the Daily News found abundant subject matter for its tabloid format, from political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue like the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. It also emphasized the use of photography, being an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s and developing a large staff of photographers.
During its peak circulation, the New York Daily News was the largest newspaper in the world. It had several prestigious awards including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing and won the National Press Club award for public service in journalism. The Daily News continued to grow in size and reach until the 1970s, when it began to experience declining revenue. As a result, it had to cut costs and lay off employees.
The paper was sold in 2017 to Tronc, a media company. It has since struggled with declining revenues, and the company has reported that it may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2021.
Despite the financial troubles, the Daily News has remained one of the most influential and controversial papers in the United States. The newspaper is known for its hard-hitting investigative reporting, lurid coverage of crime and violence, celebrity gossip and its cartoons.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of printed issues of the Yale Daily News (YDN). This digital collection contains over 140 years of YDN reporting and is open to the world. This archive was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale College alumnus. The Library has scanned and collected in PDF the issues of the YDN that are held in the Yale University Archives. The Library has also created a searchable index to all the issues available in the Digital Archive. This database is accessible through this website. It is our hope that this resource will continue to be used for generations to come.