A daily newspaper is a printed paper that is published daily. It reports news and events that have occurred since the previous edition, and may also contain opinion pieces and advertisements. It is a major form of media, and can often have an impact on politics and society.
The Daily News is an American tabloid founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. It was the first U.S. daily to be printed in tabloid format. The News attracted readers by emphasizing political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal, and social intrigue, such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. It also emphasized the importance of photography, and developed a large staff of photographers.
During its early years, the Daily News was locked in a circulation battle with rival New York Post. The News would win by using sensational stories and lurid photographs to attract readers, a strategy it continued throughout the 20th century. It reached its highest circulation in 1947, when it sold over 2.4 million copies a day.
By the 1990s, the Daily News had shifted its editorial stance to more moderately liberal positions, and was considered to be an alternative to the conservative populism of the Post. It also began to focus more on local issues. The News moved its headquarters from 220 East 42nd Street to 450 West 33rd Street, known as 5 Manhattan West, in 1995. The building was designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It was modelled on the Daily Planet building from the Superman films.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper, and has been editorially independent since its founding on January 28, 1878. The News publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year, and is distributed across campus and in downtown New Haven. In addition to the daily newspaper, the News publishes several special issues each year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. It also partners with various student groups to produce a series of annual cultural and event-based issues celebrating the diversity of the campus community.