A Daily News is a newspaper that is published on a day-to-day basis, and carries a variety of news items, including local and regional events, national news, and international news. Daily newspapers are often distributed through subscription services, and they can be found in public buildings, stores, supermarkets, and restaurants. They may also be delivered to homes through the mail. A daily newspaper may also contain advertising, and it is possible that advertisements will be targeted to specific groups of readers, such as those interested in particular topics.
Founded in January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the country and serves as the primary source of news for the Yale community. YDN publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and is financially and editorially independent of the University. The News is home to a diverse staff of undergraduate students, alumni and faculty members, many of whom have gone on to careers in journalism or public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Paul Steiger, and Daniel Yergin. In addition to the main newspaper, YDN also publishes the WKND weekend supplement, the YDN Magazine and special issues celebrating Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latino, Asian American and First Year communities in collaboration with those community centers and affiliated student groups.
The New York City-based paper has had a high-minded, if populist legacy and once boasted one of the highest circulations of any daily newspaper in the world. In the early part of its history, it favored isolationism. In the 1940s, it embraced conservative populism and became a leading rival of the right-wing New York Post, but by the 1960s the paper had shifted its stance to a more moderate position.
The death of a local daily newspaper has been reported around the United States in recent years, but the societal effects of this phenomenon remain understudied. Andrew Conte’s searching and deeply reported Death of the Daily News, which examines what happened when the newspaper in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, went under, is a worthy contribution to this body of knowledge. His book is also a persuasive call to action for the future of local journalism. The Great Lakes Daily News (formerly GLIN) is a valuable resource that curates articles about Great Lakes issues from professional media sources across the United States and Canada and distributes them via email to subscribers. Subscribe now to get this news in your inbox!