The Daily News at Yale University

The Daily News is a daily newspaper based in New York City. Founded in 1919, it is the first US tabloid newspaper to become successful and was once the largest newspaper by circulation in the United States. Today the News is owned by tronc, the Tribune Publishing Company’s publishing division, and is distributed in the New York Metropolitan area with additional publications throughout the country. The paper is also published online and in print with a focus on local, crime and political stories.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale College alumnus in 2021. This generous donation facilitated the migration of the archive to a new, user-friendly platform and enables ongoing maintenance and preservation of the collection. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains the full text of every Daily News issue from 1996 to the present. The archive can be accessed free of charge with your library card.


The New York City-based newspaper has its roots in the old Illustrated Daily News, which became the New York Daily News in 1919 and quickly attracted readers with sensational reports of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and entertaining cartoons. Today, the newspaper is known for its strong local reporting and stances on social issues, often in contrast to its right-wing rival, the New York Post.

In addition to the newspaper’s regular weekly publication and its Friday supplement, WEEKEND, the News also publishes several special editions each year in collaboration with campus groups and communities. These include the annual Yale-Harvard Game Day issue, the Commencement issue, and a special edition for first year students. In the future, the News intends to continue collaborating with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student organizations to produce special issues that celebrate the News’ diversity.

Among the most distinctive features of the News’ former headquarters on East 42nd Street, designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is a bench in the lobby, where many of the newspaper’s legendary writers have sat to reflect or write over the years. The News moved to a new building on West 33rd Street in 1995, but the old newsroom retains its name—and the bench.

A single news story, historically cut out and delivered to traditional public relations clients, is referred to as a press clipping. In the digital age, press clipping services have digitized their services to monitor news in all media types, including broadcast, web and social media. The term is still used, however, to describe a single piece of media from a hard copy publication—or even an individual paragraph from the website. Press clips can be purchased from a variety of companies, including Universal Information Services.