The Daily News Archive at Yale University

Daily News brings you breaking news from New York City and beyond, New York exclusives, politics and the latest gossip and entertainment. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers are known for their investigative reporting and sharp wit. No one covers the Yankees, Mets and Giants like The Daily News.

The newspaper was founded in 1919 and is the oldest U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. It is owned by Tribune Publishing and has been named the eighth largest newspaper in the country. Its peak circulation was 2.4 million copies a day in 1947. In addition to its traditional news coverage, the Daily News has also featured prominently in American pop culture and was one of the first newspapers to feature color photography.

In its heyday, the paper focused on political wrongdoing (such as the Teapot Dome scandal) and social intrigue (such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication). The newspaper has also been known for its comic strip, the first of its kind in the world, and its sports coverage was especially renowned, with a staff of journalists who covered every major New York sporting event.

The Daily News’s headquarters on East 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, was an official city landmark. It was renamed Manhattan West after the newspaper moved to another downtown building in 1995. A sculpted bench in the lobby of that building has been used by countless News writers and editors over the years. Dick Young, Jimmy Cannon and a few dozen other Daily News mainstays are among those who have sat on the bench.

This digital archive allows users to browse through digitized versions of Yale Daily News issues from 1878 to the present. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is open to the public and includes both scanned pages from the original print editions held by the Yale Library and PDF versions of the articles. The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States and has spawned numerous prominent alumni in both journalism and public life.

The obituary for local news is getting long, with many communities suffering from “news deserts” where residents no longer have a reliable source of information about their area. In Death of the Daily News, Andrew Conte takes a searching look at what happens to a town when its newspaper dies, and offers clues for how such communities can survive in the future. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in the future of journalism.