Death of the Daily News

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In addition to its print edition, the newspaper also publishes a digital version of the paper known as the New York Daily News – NDNY. The site offers a wide range of content, from live coverage of major events to original articles and opinion pieces from the newspaper’s award-winning writers. NDNY is available as an app on Apple devices or on its website.

For more than 130 years, the Yale Daily News has been the primary source of news and debate at the university. It is the oldest college daily in the United States and has played a significant role in the careers of many influential figures in American journalism and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Strobe Talbott and others. The Yale Daily News is published every weekday when the university is in session, and is distributed on campus and to homes throughout the metropolitan area.

While the obituary for the traditional newspaper continues to be written, it is clear that many communities are struggling to maintain their own locally-based sources of news and information. In Death of the Daily News, Andrew Conte offers a rich, fascinating and necessary anatomy of what happens when a town loses its local newspaper and how citizens are working to fill the gap.

As the author of a popular blog on the subject of local news, Conte is uniquely qualified to write this book. He has a long career in both local and national journalism, and he writes with great insight and empathy as he examines the difficulties faced by a small Pennsylvania community that lost its daily newspaper in 2015.

The book begins with the story of how the Daily News was founded in 1919. Its first editor was Joseph Medill Patterson, who patterned the paper after the Illustrated London Daily News, which had been printed in tabloid format since 1855. Patterson envisioned a newspaper that would appeal to a broad audience of readers, and the paper was successful from the beginning.

When the News was sold to cost-cutting hedge fund Alden Global Capital in 2018, a series of sweeping changes was implemented, resulting in staff cuts and other budget reductions. The new owner has imposed a particularly heavy financial burden on the editorial department, and the future of the paper is uncertain.

As the book shows, there are still ways for local newspapers to survive and prosper. The key, according to the book, is for local newspapers to connect with their communities and become truly trusted sources of information. This is the challenge that remains for all of us in the age of declining trust in institutions.