Daily News is an American newspaper that was founded on January 28, 1878. The paper has a high-minded, if populist, legacy. It has a moderately liberal stance and is the primary competitor of the New York Times for readers in the city. It has an intense city news section, celebrity gossip, classified ads, a comics section, a sports section, and a commentary column. It is also one of the oldest college newspapers in the United States.
The paper is headquartered in the historic and landmark News Building at 450 West 33rd Street, which is also known as Manhattan West. The building was designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and opened in 1929. The building is an official city and national landmark, and served as the model for the News Planet building in the first two Superman movies.
A flurry of activity surrounds the imminent sale of Tribune Publishing, parent company to the New York Daily News, to a hedge fund controlled by Alden Global Capital. The deal faces a shareholder vote on May 21, and protests are planned in cities across the country.
With a circulation of around 1 million, the Daily News was once one of America’s most popular newspapers and a major source of information for New Yorkers. Its political coverage has been credited with helping elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as President in 1932. The Daily News editorial stance has been described as “flexibly centrist” with a strong emphasis on the importance of public service, especially for poor people.
It has a large number of local news departments, which cover the state, county and town levels. In addition to the flagship New York City edition, there are also editions in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Nassau County. The News’s website is an important source of up-to-the-minute news about events and developments in New York City.
In addition to national and international news, the Daily News provides detailed coverage of economic and financial issues including the stock market, GDP growth, inflation and more. Its business section is a comprehensive source of information for corporate executives and entrepreneurs. The Daily News also has extensive entertainment and celebrity news, as well as a comprehensive travel section.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of printed issues of the Yale Daily News, the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The archive is open to the world and includes over 140 years of YDN reporting. The archive was made possible by a generous gift from a Yale alumnus. This donation facilitated the migration of the archive to a modern and more user-friendly platform, allowed for the addition of many new issues, and provided for the ongoing maintenance and growth of the Archive. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is now available through a searchable, browsable online interface and a PDF download page. The Yale Library is grateful for this contribution.