The New York Daily News

A daily newspaper is a publication that is printed each day and contains news about current events. The most famous examples of this are the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, both of which cover a wide variety of topics from politics to business. In addition to containing news stories, many daily newspapers also contain political commentary, sports coverage and entertainment.

The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper that was founded in 1919 and is the first successful daily newspaper in the United States. The paper was founded by Joseph Medill Patterson, who had previously been publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Patterson was having difficulties with his co-publisher at the Tribune, so he decided to start a new newspaper in New York City. The Daily News attracted readers with sensational crime and scandal coverage, lurid photographs and cartoons. It quickly became one of the largest-selling papers in the country.

In the mid-20th century, the newspaper reached its peak in circulation. The “brassy, pictorial” New York Daily News was credited with its coverage of World War II and was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and employed a large staff of photographers. The paper was also known for its editorials and columnists, including Ed Sullivan who later went on to host The Ed Sullivan Show.

At the turn of the 21st century, the Daily News had a declining circulation. The News was losing ground to its more sensational rival tabloid New York Post and the more serious New York Times. During the decade of the 1980s, the newspaper had to make major cuts in order to stay afloat, and the result was that its editorial independence suffered.

Eventually, the newspaper shifted to a more flexible centrist stance and was able to remain relevant in the changing times. It continued to publish some controversial articles, but was more concerned with providing quality journalism and being fair in its reporting. The newspaper was also able to maintain its reputation as a source of local news, especially for the New York area.

In 1996, the Daily News started publishing a quarterly insert called BET Weekend for African American readers and in 1997 began its monthly Caribbean Monthly. The newspaper also has a website where it publishes national and local news.

In 2021, an anonymous Yale College alumnus made a generous gift to the Daily News Historical Archive, which facilitated migration of the archive to a new platform, allowed for the addition of issues from 1996 to present and will help support its ongoing maintenance and preservation. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is proud to be the home of the most complete collection of the paper’s history available anywhere online. You can browse or search the entire collection and read the full text of all editions dating back to 1892. We encourage you to explore the archives and share your thoughts on our social media pages.