Daily news is an ongoing flow of information about current events and affairs. It can take the form of television and radio broadcasts, news websites, newspapers, magazines and other print publications. It can also be found in social media, which often offers a highly condensed version of the news.
In its heyday in the 20th century, the New York Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived on investigative journalism. It was the model for the fictional Daily Planet in the first two Superman films, and it won Pulitzer Prizes in both commentary and feature writing. The News had a reputation for being unbiased and fact-based, but like many papers of its time it had strong ideological biases. It was a staunchly Republican paper that supported isolationism in the early stages of World War II, but it began shifting its editorial stance during the 1970s and became more centrist.
The Daily News is a student newspaper published every weekday during the academic year at Yale University. It is the oldest college daily in the United States, and it has a rich history of alumni going on to have careers in journalism, politics and public life. The paper is free for students, and it partners with various campus organizations to publish special editions that celebrate the heritage and traditions of Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian American communities.
In addition to news stories and opinion pieces, the Daily News publishes a comprehensive sports section and features about the city of New Haven and Yale. The paper is staffed by both full- and part-time employees and student interns.
Each Daily News article is accompanied by “Comprehensive Background” and “Resources” sections that help readers understand the context of the story and its importance. These resources include videos, maps and links to additional news articles. In addition, each article contains comprehension and critical thinking questions that are designed to engage students and encourage them to think critically about the story. The answers to these questions are available by signing up for a Daily News subscription.
This content is provided by the Yale Daily News Historical Archive, generously funded by an anonymous Yale alumnus. The archive is accessible online via the Yale Library Digital Collections website, and hard copies of past issues are available in the News office.
The Daily News is edited and written by Yale undergraduates. It is a non-profit, independent news organization. It is governed by an alumni board and is overseen by the director of news and opinion. The News’s mission is to provide the Yale community with a fair and unbiased source of news and opinion that serves its intellectual and social needs. The News strives to be the most trusted source of news for the Yale community, balancing accuracy and fairness with relevance and urgency. It is committed to serving the Yale family through coverage of local, national and international news. The News seeks to engage with the Yale and local communities through its news, features, opinion, arts and entertainment coverage.