A daily news is a newspaper of general circulation printed each day. In the United States, this usually means a tabloid, but can also refer to a broadsheet newspaper, such as the New York Times or Los Angeles Times. A daily news can be published by either print or digital means, but in either case must be distributed on each business day and not on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays.
The New York Daily News, a New York City-based newspaper founded in 1919 and owned by Tronc since 2017, is the first successful daily tabloid in the United States. It was the first to feature a celebrity gossip section and has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes, including for editorial writing and commentary.
In its 20th-century heyday, the Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived digging into crime and corruption. Its coverage of the 1920s Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII captivated readers. It was also a leader in the development of photographic journalism, an early user of wire photo services and developing its own staff of photographers.
Today the Daily News is still known for its intense city news coverage, exclusives and in-depth investigations. Readers look to the paper for national and local politics, New York sports, celebrities, and entertainment. The Daily News is also one of the oldest and most respected newspapers in the country, having won many Pulitzer Prizes for editorial writing and commentary.
A number of changes have been made to the Daily News since its inception. In addition to the changes in ownership, the paper has expanded its international reporting, including a long-running series on child poverty in China, and has a strong commitment to local coverage in New York City. The News has a strong commitment to investigative journalism, and is frequently credited with helping bring about the resignation of former mayor Rudy Giuliani and other high-profile politicians.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive, digitized versions of printed issues of the Yale Daily News dating back to 1996, is part of the Yale University Library and is accessible to users worldwide. In 2021, an anonymous Yale alumnus made a generous gift to support the Archive’s migration to a new and improved platform. This allowed the Archive to be enlarged and will help ensure its ongoing maintenance and preservation. A searchable index to the archive is available here. You can also browse the archive by decade and category here. The Archive is a part of the News Media Collection.