The Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper published in New York City, United States. The paper was the first to be printed in tabloid format and is currently owned by tronc, which acquired it in 2017. The News has an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, meaning it displays a strong bias toward liberal or progressive thought and/or policy agendas. The News is often contrasted with the more right-wing New York Post.
The DN is an excellent source for NYC specific information and news. It’s the best NY paper for breaking news in NYC and also has very good political analysis. I read the paper on a daily basis, and it never disappoints.
However, like all papers in this era of digital content, the DN’s website is hopelessly cluttered and clunky to navigate (especially for a New York based news site). There are so many ads and redirections that I find myself frustrated and giving up on it more often than not. I would still recommend reading the DN, but it’s not my go to.
Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of the printed newspaper. The archive is open to the public and includes over 140 years of YDN reporting. Some of the DN’s alumni have gone on to hold high-profile positions in journalism and politics. Others have gone on to make their mark in other professions, including William F. Buckley, John Hersey, Lan Samantha Chang, and Sargent Shriver.
The DN covers a lot of territory, and has a great political section that offers very insightful pieces on current events and policies. They also have a strong sports section, and a very good comics page.
In addition to the main paper, the DN also has a number of special issues, including the Yale-Harvard game day issue and the Commencement issue. It has also collaborated with the university’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups on special issues celebrating indigenous, black, Latinx and Asian American communities.
The DN’s editorial staff has a tendency to be somewhat sensationalistic, and to take a stab at anything that might be politically controversial. While this can help boost readership, it can also create the impression that the DN is an untrustworthy source of information. While it does have a good track record of factual reporting, the DN has a very firm left-center bias and is sometimes considered to be less credible than other newspapers with a more moderate to conservative bias. The DN has an extensive photo gallery and an online video archive. It has an impressive amount of video footage from its early days as ITN, and a large selection of images from the past several decades. You can even watch a few old ITN news broadcasts from the comfort of your own home! Seeing the historical footage helps to bring a sense of context to today’s news coverage. It’s a great way to see how the world has changed over time, and what was happening in various parts of the globe at different times.