The Daily News

The Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It is the oldest and most widely read daily newspaper in the United States. Its AllSides Media Bias Rating is Left, meaning it strongly aligns with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and policy agendas.

The newspaper was founded in 1919 in New York City by Joseph Medill Patterson, initially as the Illustrated Daily News. The paper began as a weekly publication and was expanded to a daily in 1922. By the 1930s, the News was one of the most highly read newspapers in the world and its brassy pictorial style made it a favorite with readers. Its circulation reached its peak in 1947 at 2.4 million copies per day. Its headquarters in the Art Deco Daily News Building, at 450 West 33rd Street (now known as Manhattan West) were designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.

In the 1970s, the newspaper began a transition to a more centrist political stance. This shift was symbolized in 1975 by a front page headline that screamed “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD”. In later years, the paper’s slogan was “The Eyes, The Ears, The Honest Voice of New York City”.

By 2017, however, the newspaper had suffered major declines in both revenue and readership. As a result, it was sold for $1 to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Under its new ownership, the paper went on a massive firing spree, with Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich among those on the chopping block.

Today, the Daily News covers a wide range of topics from local and national politics to business, sports, and entertainment. It is also renowned for its investigative journalism. Its coverage of local government is particularly strong, and it has a long history of exposing corruption. The News also has an extensive social media presence.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of the printed Yale Daily News from its founding in 1878 through 2000. This archive is open to the public and can be searched by topic, date range, keyword or full text. It is available through the Yale Library and through the YDN website.

The Yale Daily News has been the primary source of news and debate at Yale for over 130 years. The paper is the oldest college daily in the nation and its staff members have gone on to achieve great success in both journalism and public life. The YDN has been home to many prominent writers and columnists, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Strobe Talbott, and others. The YDN has also trained many students who have gone on to successful careers in journalism and other fields.