Yale Daily News

Daily News

The Daily News is an American newspaper based in New York City. Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News by Joseph Medill Patterson, it is the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States and reached its peak circulation in 1947 at over 2 million copies per day. The Daily News attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons and other entertainment features. It was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.

In a long rivalry with its more conservative competitor the New York Post, the Daily News maintained a reputation as one of the nation’s leading newspapers even after losing most of its circulation in the mid-20th century. Its stance on political issues shifted throughout the decades, supporting isolationism in the 1940s and espousing conservative populism by the late 1970s.

By the 1990s, the News was operating in a complex of two buildings designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The original building, at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue in Manhattan, is an official city landmark and was used as the model for the Daily Planet building of the first two Superman films. The paper moved to a successor building at 450 West 33rd Street (also known as 5 Manhattan West) in 1995, but the 42nd Street location is still referred to as the Daily News Building.

The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily and has been financially and editorially independent since its founding on January 28, 1878. The Daily News publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and also produces a weekly Saturday supplement known as WEEKEND, a Friday magazine called the Yale Daily News Magazine and several special issues each year in collaboration with the campus community including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue, and First Year Issue. The News has also published inaugural special issues celebrating Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx communities in partnership with the Yale cultural centers and affiliated student groups.