The Yale Daily News

Founded in 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and is both editorially and financially independent. The News publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and has a circulation of more than 60,000. The paper serves the Yale community and New Haven. The News also publishes several special issues each year, including the Yale-Harvard game day issue and Commencement Issue, in addition to a weekly supplement known as WKND and annual special editions honoring Indigenous, Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.

Each Daily News article contains comprehension and critical thinking questions, found below the article. In addition to these questions, we also provide “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips, maps and links) to help students better understand the news story.

In addition to its regular sections, the Daily News features a variety of supplements: celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, and a sports section. The paper also has a strong focus on local news, and once had one of the highest city-wide readerships of any newspaper in the United States.

The News was once a major tabloid, and it is often contrasted with the even more sensational New York Post, which has since lost its former national prominence. In the 1930s, it became the first tabloid newspaper to use lurid photographs and flamboyant headlines in an attempt to attract readers. The News was able to maintain its circulation and influence through the mid-20th century, despite being locked in a fierce rivalry with the Post.

During the 1980s, the newspaper began to shift its editorial stance to be more moderate and liberal. The News is currently owned by Tronc, the successor company to the Tribune Company.

The Daily News is home to award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers who bring you the most up-to-date news on politics, the world’s biggest cities, celebrity and entertainment. Plus, no one covers the Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets like the Daily News.