Founded in 1919, the Daily News is an American newspaper with headquarters in New York City. The paper is a tabloid, and was the first U.S. daily printed in that format. The Daily News has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes. It is owned by tronc, the publishing division of the Tribune Company, and is distributed throughout New York City and surrounding areas. The paper focuses on politics, crime, and entertainment in the New York metropolitan area, and also includes national and international news. The New York Times calls the Daily News “a conscientious chronicler of life in New York, a collective finger still taking the pulse of our home from the streets to the subways and beyond.”
The paper has many features, including large and prominent photographs, intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section and an opinion section. It is a strong competitor to the New York Post and has won multiple awards for its journalism.
In its early years, the Daily News focused on political wrongdoing and social intrigue, including the Teapot Dome Scandal and the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that ultimately led to her abdication. It was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.
The Daily News has a history of left-wing bias, but in recent years has moved to the center of the spectrum, making it more moderate than its right-wing rival, the New York Post. Its editorial stance is described as “flexibly centrist” with a high-minded, if populist, legacy.
Today, the Daily News is a digital-first organization and has an extensive online presence with numerous websites, apps, mobile apps and social media channels. Its content is curated for the time-challenged rush hour reader who wants to be well-informed on the day’s top stories in a short amount of time.
The Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and serves Yale University students through its weekly publication. The News publishes every Monday through Friday during the academic year and offers multiple special issues each year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue, the First Year Issue and the Yale Daily News Magazine. The News is financially and editorially independent of the university. The Daily News also publishes a weekend edition known as WEEKEND and produces several annual special issues in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups. In addition, the paper distributes free copies on campus through a network of volunteer distribution centers. The Yale Daily News is one of the largest and most read newspapers in the country.