The Daily News at Yale

The Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 in New York City as the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. It is currently owned by tronc (formerly Tribune Publishing) and is the ninth most circulated newspaper in the United States. It has a moderate-to-liberal political bias and is often compared to its conservative rival, the New York Post. The paper is headquartered in the landmark Daily News Building on 42nd Street in Lower Manhattan, designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It is famous for its large globe in the lobby. The News once also operated the television station, WPIX, which still occupies its old studios in the building.


The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and serves Yale students and the greater community of New Haven, Connecticut. The newspaper features a wide array of content, from intense city news coverage and celebrity gossip to classified ads and comics. The News has a long tradition of featuring stories about local issues and culture from diverse perspectives and voices.

It is also known for its in-depth reporting on the arts, education, and social welfare. The paper has also been a leader in reporting on and encouraging debate over controversial political issues. In addition to its regular daily edition, the Yale Daily News publishes several special issues during the year that celebrate community achievements and spotlight various issues in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and student groups.

In addition to a broad range of news, the Daily News offers sports coverage, opinion pieces and a weekly magazine section. Its editorial staff includes award-winning investigative reporters and editors, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in journalism and public service. Among its most prominent alumni are William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Paul Steiger and Strobe Talbott.

The site offers the newest articles from the New York Times, The Washington Post and other newspapers plus some wire service items and some analysis and resources for teaching about current events. It also features links to other online news sources. There are comprehension and critical thinking questions for each article that students can answer via a link found below the question.

A very brief index of headlines from major US newspapers and some international ones as well as a selection of international and regional news in Spanish. The index can be used to build a chronology for stories. The full text of most of the original articles can be retrieved for a fee from various fee-based resources listed at the bottom of this guide. The only drawback is the limited availability of Spanish language articles. The index is easy to use and the abstracts provide useful background on the topics covered. Several of the news sources are also available through the library’s subscription to World News Digest. This is a good resource for the Spanish speaking student.