Daily news is a newspaper that carries current and breaking news of political, social, economic, and cultural interest. It may also feature feature articles and/or editorials. Often, it has extensive photographic coverage. It is one of the most popular forms of media.
The Yale Daily News (YDN) is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States, founded on January 28, 1878. The newspaper serves the Yale and New Haven communities as a forum for debate, discussion, and opinion. It is financially and editorially independent from the University. Many of the paper’s former students have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life. The YDN is committed to fair and balanced reporting and is proud of its diverse staff, which includes writers, photographers, and graphic designers from all backgrounds.
During its heyday in the 1920s, the Daily News found abundant subject matter: political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal; social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication; and sensational crime stories, including the first-person account of the assassination attempt on President William McKinley. The News also became known for its photography; it was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service and employed an extensive staff of photographers.
By the 1930s, the Daily News was a large and influential newspaper in its market, and it had acquired an international reputation. It drew on its flamboyant style to attract readers and maintain readership, by publishing lurid photographs of crime and scandal and by featuring cartoons and other entertainment features.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the newspaper shifted its ideological position, moving from its previous Republican leaning to a moderate-to-liberal tilt. The change was prompted by the rise of conservatism in the United States and by the growing dominance of the Post, which was more conservative than the Daily News.
Today, the New York City-based Daily News is owned by Tronc, which acquired it in 2017. The newspaper has a circulation of about 200,000 daily. It is headquartered at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. Its motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” The AllSides Media Bias Rating of the newspaper is Left, which means that it has a strongly liberal bias.