The Daily News is a tabloid newspaper in New York City, United States. The paper is published every day except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. The newspaper’s editorial stance is described as “flexibly centrist” with a “high-minded, if populist, legacy”. The News has long been one of the most important and influential newspapers in the United States.
The newspaper has an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, which indicates that the paper’s overall news coverage and opinion articles lean to the liberal side of the political spectrum. The News’s political commentary and analysis is frequently quoted in the mainstream press. The paper is also known for its intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics and a sports section.
Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the country and remains financially and editorially independent. In addition to the daily newspaper, the News publishes a weekly supplement called WEEKEND, the Yale Daily News Magazine and several special issues throughout the year including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue, First Year Issue and the YDN Diversity Issue that celebrates the campus’s diverse communities in partnership with their associated student groups.
In the beginning, subscribers would record their daily news in a small notebook and write a letter to their teachers on a postcard, complete with an address label and first-class stamp. Later, the news was published in large, prominently illustrated pages, as well as in a separate section for entertainment and sports. Today, the News continues to provide intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified advertisements, comics and a sports section, while remaining a leading source of information on the arts, education, politics, social issues and crime.
For decades, the News was a staunchly Republican newspaper, supporting isolationism during the early stages of World War II and conservative populism after the war. Since the 1970s, however, the newspaper has shifted its stance toward moderate centrist policies. The News is often characterized as a Democratic alternative to the right-wing New York Times, although it has been more liberal than most other major U.S. newspapers.
The News is located at 220 East 42nd Street, an official city and national landmark building designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It served as the model for the Daily Planet building in the Superman movies. The News moved into the current location in 1995.
The News is currently facing a hostile takeover bid from hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Several of the company’s other major metro newspapers are also facing cost cuts and staff layoffs as the hedge fund pushes to turn around Tribune Publishing. In the face of this, the News and its employees have taken up a number of fights, including a lawsuit filed by workers and an effort to allow them to vote on a new ownership agreement. The vote is scheduled for May 21. The News has won support from several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio.