A daily newspaper is a periodical publication that contains news and opinions about current events. It is usually printed on paper or card stock and may contain local, national or international news. It also often includes classified ads and comics. Some newspapers are distributed free to homes or businesses, while others are sold at stores and newsstands. Some are published weekly, monthly or annually, while others are published daily.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. It is published Monday through Friday during the academic year at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The News is financially and editorially independent. It has employed numerous writers and editors who have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver, Joseph Lieberman, Strobe Talbott, and Calvin Trillin.
Known for its shock headlines, inflammatory language and extensive city news coverage, the Daily News became famous for delivering a tabloid-style alternative to its rival The New York Post. The News’ editorial stance has ranged from the resolutely conservative to the moderately liberal, with a high-minded, if populist, legacy.
In the early 16th century, as Europeans began to interact with each other more, a demand for news grew. This was met initially by concise handwritten newsletters, called notizie scritte, which could be written quickly and carried to cities in a short amount of time. They cost one gazetta, a small coin.
The first daily newspaper was the London Daily Courier, which was published on January 14, 1703. It was a major success, selling more than 100,000 copies per day. By the mid-18th century, several other daily newspapers had been founded in England. These included the Bristol Mercury, which was published from 1800 to 1822, and the Liverpool Daily Post, which was founded in 1822 and is now the Liverpool Echo.
As more people began to read and speak the same language, a demand for news increased, leading to the publishing of the first daily newspapers. These were generally short, written in simple English and printed on a cheap paper that was easily transportable. By the end of the 18th century, more than 30 daily newspapers had been established in Britain.
Currently, the Daily News is owned by Tronc, a company led by former Tribune Publishing CEO Mortimer Zuckerman. Tronc purchased the newspaper in 2017, when the Daily News was losing subscribers rapidly. Its current editor-in-chief is Robert York, who has streamlined the newsroom and replaced Jim Rich.
Despite the current turmoil, the New York City-based Daily News still has many loyal readers. The News has been a longtime favorite for those seeking to make their mark in the city’s political arena, and its journalists have earned praise for their tenacity, innovation, and commitment to fairness and truth. The paper has an extensive archive, and a searchable digital collection is available for use by students and researchers.