The Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper, published Monday through Friday during the academic year at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The paper is financially and editorially independent of the university, allowing it to report on issues of concern to the entire student body and the larger community. The News is the primary source of information for students at Yale, and its writers and columnists have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver, Joseph Lieberman, Paul Steiger, Garry Trudeau and others.
The paper was first published on January 28, 1878, and has been published every weekday since. During the academic year, The News also publishes a weekly magazine, WEEKEND, and other special editions.
It is the world’s oldest daily tabloid, and once boasted the highest circulation of any newspaper in the United States. The News has been described as a “sensational tabloid” and “newspaper of record.” The News focuses on local, national and international events, sports, celebrities, the arts, gossip, and other entertainment. The newspaper’s style is distinguished by bold headlines, lurid photographs, and an emphasis on the visual. Its editorial stance is characterized as moderately centrist with a high-minded, if populist, legacy.
The newspaper maintains offices in New York City, where it formerly operated out of the famous Daily News Building, an official city landmark designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building, now known as Manhattan West, is a part of the Associated Press world headquarters. It was in the News Building that a 1928 reporter strapped a small camera to his leg and snapped the famous photograph of Ruth Snyder being executed in the electric chair. The photo appeared the following day in the News with the screamer headline, “DEAD!”. The News also owned the radio station WPIX-AM and TV, which now carries the former News call letters as WFAN-FM and is broadcast from the News’s current building at 450 West 33rd Street (also known as 5 Manhattan West). The ASCO Daily News provides unbiased scientific and educational research summaries from oncology conferences. The News is the official conference reporter of ASCO. All articles are selected and vetted by an Editorial Board of physicians who recuse themselves in the event of a conflict of interest. ASCO members and oncology health care providers can subscribe to the Daily News for free.