News is information about current events. It can be spread by word of mouth, in printed form, via postal systems, broadcasting or electronic communication. News can also be classified as either hard or soft news. Hard news usually covers important events and has a factual basis, while soft news includes more subjective and opinion-based content. News is often reported by journalists, although many people also publish their own news articles and commentary.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper and has been financially and editorially independent since its founding on January 28, 1878. The paper is published Monday through Friday during the academic year and serves the Yale and New Haven communities. The News features a wide variety of content including national and international news, student life, arts, sports, entertainment and opinion. Many of the paper’s alumni have gone on to achieve success in journalism, politics, business and public service.
In addition to a main section, the newspaper has sections for classified ads, celebrity gossip, comics, an intense city news coverage, and a large sports section. The paper was the first tabloid in the United States, and it attracted readers with sensational crime and scandal coverage, lurid photographs, and an array of cartoons and entertainment features. The paper has a moderate-to-liberal bias and is frequently compared with the right-leaning New York Post. It is currently owned by Tronc, which acquired the News in 2017.
As a professional newspaper, The Daily News adheres to certain standards in its reporting. These include the Five Ws (who, what, when, where and why) and the goal of informing the public. The News also follows journalistic ethics in its reporting by not publishing fake news or biased stories.
While it is difficult to define what makes a news story, the editorial staff of The Daily News strives for accuracy and fairness in all its coverage. The paper’s commitment to excellence has resulted in the News receiving many awards and recognition from both local and national organizations.
With a subscription to the e-Edition, you can read your Daily News from anywhere with an internet connection. You can skim headlines and sections, enlarge photos and even print your favorite articles. The e-Edition is easy to use and provides the most convenient, comprehensive and cost-effective way to enjoy your Daily News. The e-Edition is available on desktops and mobile devices.