Daily News articles provide the most up-to-date information about important events and trends in the world of business, politics and culture. Each article includes comprehension and critical thinking questions to help students better understand the issues and events described in the story. Additionally, the articles include “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips, maps and links) to help students further investigate the topics. Students can also sign-up for a free daily email with the answers to these questions, sent directly to their inbox.
Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first newspaper printed in tabloid format. Its sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence attracted readers, as did its lurid photographs and other entertainment features. In the 1920s it emphasized political wrongdoing, including the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue, such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication.
The Daily News was a major competitor of the much more conservative New York Post for many decades, engaging in a circulation battle and a battle of ideas. In recent years the News has shifted its editorial stance, becoming moderately liberal and often contrasting with the right-wing Post in a way that has been described as a “flexibly centrist” philosophy with a “high-minded, if populist, legacy.”
Today’s Daily News offers an intense daily city news coverage, op-ed pieces by award-winning writers, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section and more. It is known for its in-depth coverage of the Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets and its unique take on local politics and current events.
Daily News is owned by tronc, the media division of Tribune Company. It is headquartered at 4 New York Plaza in Manhattan, and has newsrooms throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
A reincarnation of the New York Daily News, launched in January 28, 1878, it is the nation’s oldest college daily and the only one with a long history of continuous publication. It is editorially and financially independent from Yale University and is staffed mostly by student reporters. The paper publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and produces several special issues, such as a Yale-Harvard game day issue and a graduation issue.