The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States, founded on January 28, 1878. It serves the communities of Yale and New Haven, Connecticut. In addition to the main daily paper, it publishes a weekly online supplement called News-2-You and a series of special issues each year that celebrate Yale’s Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx communities in collaboration with their affiliated student groups. The YDN Historical Archive includes digitized copies of the News from 1878 to present.
YDN has been the primary source of news for Yale students since its founding and has been instrumental in developing the careers of many notable alumni, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver and Strobe Talbott. The newspaper is edited and published by undergraduate and graduate students, supervised by staff members. The YDN editorial board is composed of student journalists representing a variety of academic disciplines and viewpoints.
Breaking News is an exciting weekly feature that keeps subscribers up-to-date on world, sports and entertainment news. It supports reading standards for informational text and is a great way to build students’ vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills. Use it as a warm-up activity or to introduce a topic in class. When using Breaking News in the classroom, read and discuss the story with your students. Have them comment on the article and answer questions related to it.
Daily News is available for a monthly subscription on iTunes and Google Play. The app offers the ability to flip through pages and enlarge type with just a tap of the finger, as well as jump instantly from one story to another on the same page. The eEdition also provides the option to link to websites mentioned in stories and to fire off an e-mail with a single touch.
In addition to the daily print edition, the News is distributed on Monday through Friday during the academic year, and also publishes a weekly online supplement called WEEKEND, as well as several special issues each year (such as the Yale-Harvard game day issue, Commencement and First Year). The YDN Historical Archive contains digitized copies of the News from 1878 until present.
A news media source with a left-leaning bias. The Daily News covers national and local news as well as a variety of topics, including politics, crime, sports and culture. It has a reputation for being scandalous and tabloid-like in style, and once had the highest daily circulation of any U.S. newspaper, though that has fallen in recent years. The News’s website features breaking news, feature articles, multimedia and opinion pieces on current events and public policy. It has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The News is currently owned by Tronc, the parent company of Tribune Publishing and the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper’s parent company is in the midst of a takeover battle by the cost-cutting hedge fund Alden Global Capital. This has led to a number of layoffs and cutbacks.