The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States and serves as the primary source of news for Yale University. It publishes every weekday when classes are in session during the academic year, and it also produces special editions such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue, First Year Issue and many others. In addition to the print newspaper, the News also produces an online version called YDNonline, weekly television programs known as WKND and several video and audio podcasts that highlight the stories in the paper. The News has also produced special issues focused on Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian American communities in collaboration with those groups.
The Daily News has a long history of political affiliations and has maintained a liberal to slightly progressive editorial stance. It was the first tabloid newspaper published in the United States and is currently owned by tronc, which bought the News and other newspapers from Tribune Publishing Company in 2017. The newspaper is known for its intense New York City news coverage, celebrity gossip, comics, classified ads and an opinion section. The News is widely regarded as the most ethical of New York’s three major daily newspapers, and is especially well known for its ability to break important stories in advance of other media outlets.
In the wake of a federal court’s decision to end affirmative action, The Daily News takes an in-depth look at what’s next for admissions models at selective universities. The story explores how race and legacy have played a key role in college admissions for years and offers an exploration of the evolving debate on the issue.
Our analysis of The Daily News places it in the Left-Center category of bias and as High for Factual Reporting based on its skew to the left and strong records of fact check. This is in line with its Democratic leanings and its close rival, the New York Post.
Daily News articles are analyzed and aggregated by SSW’s news sentiment algorithm to determine an overall news sentiment score. This score is then used to create a time-series graph that shows the average news sentiment of the article over time. This graph allows readers to see the trends and patterns in news sentiment on specific topics and compare them across a wide variety of media sources.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is made possible by an anonymous gift from a Yale alumnus. It enables the Library to migrate the archive to a modern platform, provide ongoing maintenance and expand its holdings. In addition, the archive provides access to more than 300,000 pages of newspaper issues dating back to 1896. We are grateful for this generous support. Please consider making a donation to the Library to help us continue to preserve and expand this collection. You can make your donation here. To learn more about the archive, visit our archives home page. To request an appointment to view items in the archive, contact the archives team at [email protected] or 212-998-4586.