The Daily News and Yale Daily News

Daily News

Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 in New York City by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. The paper was the first daily printed in tabloid format and at its peak, had a circulation of over 2 million. Throughout its history, the Daily News has been an innovative newspaper, breaking many stories and leading the way in tabloid journalism in the United States. The newspaper has also been known for its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and comics. It was also the first American newspaper to print on both sides of its pages. Today, the Daily News is owned by Tronc Inc.

The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper, published Monday through Friday during the academic year by the student body of the University of Yale. The News is the only newspaper on campus and serves the community of Yale and New Haven, Connecticut. It publishes a Friday supplement called WEEKEND and several special issues each year including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. The News is committed to reporting on the diversity of our community and works closely with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups to produce these special issues.

Independent Media’s stable of newspapers is tailor-made for the time challenged, rush hour reader who wants accessible news conveniently packaged for easy consumption. The Daily News, which was previously known as Natal Daily News between 1936 and 1962 and the Daily Mercantile Advertiser prior to that, has a rich tradition of reporting on local issues and events dating back to 1878.

It has been described as a “flexibly centrist” newspaper with a high-minded, if populist legacy.” The News editorial stance was largely Republican through the 1940s, supporting isolationism in World War II and embracing conservatism in the 1950s. In the 1970s, it shifted to a more liberal editorial stance while still maintaining its strong focus on local news and sports.