Daily News is a newspaper based in New York City. It is a tabloid-format paper founded in 1919 and was the first U.S. daily to be printed in tabloid format. The paper is currently owned by tronc, and has a circulation of about 200,000 copies a day. The paper is known for its sensational and aggressive reporting and for being a fierce competitor of the rival New York Post, especially in its coverage of local politics and sports. The paper is also renowned for its editorial independence.
Amid the economic crisis and technological disruption that have thrown thousands of journalists out of work and closed many newsrooms, the Daily News has remained one of the most widely read newspapers in the United States. But the decline of print journalism has created news deserts across America, where communities have little access to traditional local media.
The Daily News has a long history of providing in-depth, investigative reports on high-profile crimes, corruption and scandals that have rocked New York. During its heyday in the 1920s, the paper had an extensive staff of reporters and a wide range of special sections that focused on everything from political wrongdoing (such as the Teapot Dome Scandal) to social intrigue (like Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII). The newspaper was based at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, an iconic building designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was later replaced with a new headquarters at 450 West 33rd Street, now called Manhattan West.
Featuring a mix of hard-hitting and entertaining stories, Daily News is the only news source that gives readers a comprehensive picture of the world around them, and of the people who live in it. Its award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers cover all the major national and local news, as well as New York City exclusives, the Yankees and Mets, the Giants and Jets and much more.
The News is also the nation’s oldest college newspaper and publishes Monday through Friday during the Yale academic year. In addition to the daily paper, it publishes a weekly WKND supplement and several annual special issues celebrating Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The News is financially and editorially independent of the university. The News is the only daily newspaper to have earned a prestigious Hearst Foundation Grant for Diversity in Journalism. The Yale Daily News is distributed on campus and in the surrounding community. The newspaper is a founding member of the Student Press Law Center. It is a member of the Associated Press. The News is staffed entirely by Yale undergraduates. The News is financially supported by a combination of subscriptions, advertising and gifts. In addition, the newspaper operates a state-of-the-art newsroom in downtown New Haven. During its more than 100-year history, the News has won numerous awards for outstanding journalism.