The Daily News at Yale

Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, the New York Daily News was America’s first successful tabloid newspaper. Originally known as the Illustrated Daily News, it changed its name to the Daily News in 1920 and quickly became a national phenomenon. It drew readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and other entertainment features. At its peak in 1947, the Daily News had the highest circulation of any newspaper in the United States. Its famous red, white and blue “New York’s Picture Newspaper” logo and the art deco Daily News Building are now part of the city’s cultural heritage.

The most important element of a newspaper article is the headline. The headline needs to be catchy, emotion evoking or create curiosity. It is also important to include the most relevant information in the headline as well as a description of what is going to be covered in the rest of the article. The best way to write a headline is to start with the most important information and then work your way down to less relevant details.

As time went on, the Daily News developed a reputation for protecting the rights of those it perceived to be oppressed in the city. This reputation was further enhanced in the late 1990s when the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for its pieces on race, welfare and social issues.

The newspaper continues to cover local and national news, as well as New York City exclusives, politics and gossip. It is the only newspaper that covers the Yankees, Mets and Giants in detail. The newspaper’s award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers provide insight into all aspects of New York life.

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Anyone can submit a guest column to the News, provided that it makes a compelling and defensible argument using credible evidence and relates to the Yale-New Haven community. However, the News prefers to publish columns written by members of its own staff, as well as by alumni and community members with a connection to the Yale-New Haven area. In addition to the regular daily issue, the News publishes special issues throughout the year such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. The News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and is financially and editorially independent of Yale.