A daily newspaper is a weekly or daily periodical publication that reports current events and provides information in the form of articles and photographs. It is a popular way to share news and information in many countries and regions. A daily newspaper often contains news, sports, entertainment, classified ads and opinions. It is usually published during the day and may be delivered by mail or read online. Some newspapers are also available at local libraries, supermarkets and convenience stores. A newspaper can also be distributed by broadcasting.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper, founded on January 28, 1878. In addition to the daily newspaper, the News publishes a Friday supplement known as WEEKEND and special issues each year including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue, First Year Issue and Alumni Weekend Issue. The News is financially and editorially independent.
During the 1920s and 1930s, the Daily News was one of the most widely read tabloids in the United States. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and comics and other entertainment features. It was a founding member of the Associated Press wirephoto service and employed a large staff of photographers. The paper also covered 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 News was the most successful of the city dailies in the early 20th century and competed with its more sensational rival, the New York Post. Its circulation peaked in 1947. The News was a major contributor to the development of tabloid journalism in the United States. In 2017, the paper was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company, for $1 and has since continued to decline in circulation.