The daily news is a tabloid newspaper published in New York City. It was founded in 1919 and at one point had a circulation of 2.4 million daily copies, making it the first U.S. newspaper to reach that number and still one of the top-selling papers in the country. It has been a major source of entertainment for its readers, and is known for its sensationalistic journalism. The News was a pioneer in tabloid format and in the use of photographs, and was also a leading publisher of comics, a sports section, and an opinion page. The News has also had a reputation for supporting liberal causes, including the civil rights movement, and for being critical of the U.S. military and the New York police department.
In the early 20th century, it was a fierce competitor of the rival Post and, until 1980, the more upscale but less popular New York Times. It has also been known for its strong support of the arts and culture, as well as its extensive local reporting. The News’s editorial stance has varied, from conservative populism to moderate liberalism in recent decades.
A longtime leader in local and national politics, the News has had many notable writers and columnists throughout its history. In addition to a wide range of political coverage, the paper has also been known for its entertainment and celebrity sections and its intense focus on New York City news. It is a leading source of information about city politics and government, as well as the Yankees, Mets, and Giants.
The paper also owns and operates television and radio stations, whose call letters are based on the newspaper’s nickname (as well as its logo). It originally maintained local bureaus in several neighborhoods of the city, but these have since been shuttered. The News has also been an important source of entertainment for the city, particularly its legendary gossip column, Page Six.
Despite its loss of circulation, the New York Daily News remains an influential newspaper in the United States. It has a significant presence on the Internet, with an active social media network and an online edition that is available in multiple formats. Its website is a popular destination for news and analysis, with millions of visitors each month.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of every issue of the Daily News printed between January 28, 1878 and March 20, 1996. The Archive is accessible to the public and is maintained by the Yale University Library. The archive is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus. It is the largest college daily newspaper collection in the world and includes more than 140 years of news. The Yale Daily News Digital Archive is powered by a custom-built content management system. For additional information, please contact the Archive’s project manager, John P. McGill, by email or phone. The Yale Daily News also maintains an interactive, searchable digital version of its archives, which is accessible to the general public and students at all academic levels.