Founded in 1919, the Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper to be published in the United States and once had the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the world. Its success was largely due to sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, as well as lurid photographs and cartoons. It was also a staunch supporter of isolationism in early World War II and later adopted an anti-communist stance, which brought it closer to the conservative populist views of its rival, the New York Post.
The paper was known for its political incorrectness and social intrigue, including the Teapot Dome scandal and Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII. It was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed its own large staff of photographers.
In recent years, the newspaper has shifted its editorial stance toward moderate-to-liberal views, which is often contrasted with the right-wing views of the Post. The paper has an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, which means that it leans to the liberal side of the spectrum and is sometimes in opposition to right-wing ideas or policy agendas.
Daily News covers all aspects of the city’s life, including intense city news coverage, local exclusives, politics and the latest celebrity gossip, as well as a section on sports. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers deliver all the news that is happening in the world’s greatest city.
The newspaper is headquartered in the New York Daily News Building, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and which served as the model for the Daily Planet in the first two Superman films. Its sister television station, WPIX (Channel 11 in New York City), was modeled after the News and its call letters reflect that heritage. It has also established the radio station WFAN, which is now owned by CBS Radio, and shares a building with its broadcasting subsidiary, WCBS-FM.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily and publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. It is financially and editorially independent from the University, and it celebrates the contributions of Yale’s diverse communities through special issues such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue. The paper is distributed in the Yale community and throughout Greater New Haven.