The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States, published every weekday when the University is in session. The News has been home to many outstanding writers and journalists, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver, Garry Trudeau and Daniel Yergin, who went on to distinguished careers in journalism and public life.
News articles present information about current events and interests to a broad audience. They are often written to provide background or context to a story and may express an opinion or viewpoint. The most important aspect of writing a news article is to be accurate. Be sure to include all of the relevant details about an event, such as when and where it happened, who was involved, and why it is significant. It is also important to avoid bias, which is when the author’s personal beliefs or opinions influence the content of an article.
During the 1920s, newspapers attained what is called market penetration, which means that most households in their area received a copy of the paper. This was aided by cheap printing technology, increased circulation, and the widespread adoption of automobiles, which allowed people to travel long distances for work and leisure. Many of these early papers focused on sensational subjects, such as political wrongdoing and social intrigue (such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII that led to her abdication). They also emphasized photography.
As newspaper technology and distribution improved, readers were offered more choices of publications to which they could subscribe. Many of these choices focused on the same types of topics and issues that were covered in the Daily News.
The News was the largest of these competing papers and established a reputation for its high-minded, if populist, editorial stance. It was staunchly Republican in the 1930s and 1940s and supported isolationism in World War II, but began shifting its stance during the 1970s. It is now considered moderately liberal.
In addition to intense city news coverage, the Daily News featured celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics and a sports section. It also ran a weekly cartoon and an opinion section.
The News is known for its front page illustrations, particularly those of scandals. It was one of the first to slam Richard Nixon for tax evasion, which it illustrated with a blistering front page image in 1973. The News has a large staff of reporters and photographers. It has a number of regular columnists and is renowned for its New York City exclusives and its baseball coverage. The newspaper once owned a television station, WPIX, which still occupies the News Building in Manhattan at 450 West 33rd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, which straddles the railroad tracks leading into Pennsylvania Station. The News Building was a model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. It was purchased by Tronc in 2017.