The Daily News
Daily news is the news and current events that are reported by local, regional and national media. These reports typically cover politics, business, sports and culture in a given geographic area or country. They also include feature stories that provide in-depth coverage on various topics, such as health, education, crime and the arts.
Local and regional newspapers often focus on stories that are of immediate interest to readers, such as local government, crime and weather. Increasingly, many of these publications are struggling to maintain readership, however, and are looking for ways to innovate and find new revenue streams.
The death of local newspapers is a major issue in modern life, and one that needs to be addressed by all citizens and governments. Conte provides an important and valuable anatomy of what happens when a community loses its newspaper, and he offers some insight into how newspapers can rise again.
Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and has been financially and editorially independent of the University since its inception. The News publishes each weekday when the university is in session and has been home to a number of notable writers, journalists, and public figures, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Garry Trudeau, and many others.
In the early 20th century, the Daily News found abundant subject matter to fill its pages—sensational reporting of murder and scandal, lurid photographs, and celebrity gossip. Although it lost its monopoly over sensationalism to the rival tabloid New York Post, the Daily News was still one of America’s largest-selling newspapers by the end of the century, though its circulation was much lower than it had been in the mid-20th century.
The Daily News is currently owned by tronc, the largest newspaper publisher in the United States. The newspaper is headquartered in the Manhattan neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, in the iconic News Building designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The News is the ninth most widely circulated newspaper in the United States, with a peak daily print run of approximately 200,000 copies. The paper is known for its intense city news coverage and its emphasis on crime, but it also features an extensive classified ads section, comics, and a large sports column. The New York Daily News is the oldest daily newspaper in the world to use a tabloid format. The paper’s website includes an archive of more than 140 years of digitized issues. This collection is open to the public. Click here for more information on access and citations.