Daily news is a type of newspaper that contains a variety of stories and information from multiple sources. It often includes articles, editorials, and opinions. It also may include interviews, photographs, charts and graphs, and news analysis. Daily newspapers are a critical part of American journalism, but they have been struggling in recent years. Many people are shifting to online sources of news, which has hurt the bottom line for print publications. Despite this, some newspapers are seeing a rise in readership and are reinvesting in their websites.
The Yale Daily News is an independent, student-run newspaper that publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. The News is the oldest college daily in the United States and was founded on January 28, 1878. The paper is financially and editorially independent of the university and is not affiliated with any religious, political or ethnic organization. Many former Yale Daily News staff members have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Paul Steiger, Sargent Shriver and others. The News has been published every day since its inception, except during the summer, and the News Magazine and special issues such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and Commencement Issue are also produced each year.
While the Yale Daily News has a large and diverse readership, its print editions have had low circulation for several decades. The News has made attempts to cut costs by eliminating advertising sections, moving the printing of the daily newspaper to China, and cutting jobs in the newsroom. It has lost money every year for the past decade, and in 2021 a anonymous Yale alumni contributed a substantial gift to the Yale Daily News Historical Archive project that enabled its migration to a new platform and increased access to older issues.
The Yale Daily News Online Archive contains digital versions of the Yale Daily News from 1996 to 2019. The archive is available free of charge to everyone. We welcome donations to support the ongoing maintenance and improvement of this collection.
Local news has become increasingly important as the Internet has made it possible for readers to get information from a wide range of sources. Unfortunately, declining circulation and advertising revenue have led many local newspapers to close or merge. The newsrooms of some once-thriving papers have been reduced to a few dozen journalists. Others have been shut down completely.
In a book that would be depressing reading in anyone else’s hands, Andrew Conte examines what happens to a town when its newspaper dies. In Death of the Daily News, Conte brilliantly analyzes the stages of grief that a community goes through as its paper disappears and provides hope that the future for local news can be brighter than we might think. This is an important, well-written and necessary book. It is a must read for students of the media and for anyone who cares about the health of American democracy.