The Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 and based in New York City. It is the ninth largest newspaper in the United States and currently owned by tronc. The News is known for its high-minded and populist editorial stance, often contrasting it with the conservative New York Post.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of printed issues of the newspaper dating back to its founding on January 28, 1878. The archive is open to the world and can be accessed through a web interface. This project has been made possible through an anonymous gift from a Yale College alumnus.
In the southwestern Pennsylvania community of McKeesport, the local daily newspaper died in 2015. The change is echoed across America as technology disrupts journalism, throwing many reporters out of work and closing newsrooms, leaving vast areas without traditional local sources of information, sometimes called “news deserts.” But if the obituary for local journalism reads like a tragedy, it doesn’t have to end that way. In this searching and deeply reported look at what happens when a local paper dies, Andrew Conte explores how residents of one community—and many others like it around the country—have begun to make sense of their own lives after their local news disappears.
Each Daily News article includes comprehension and critical thinking questions, found under “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips, maps and links). Each question is accompanied by the answers to give teachers and students additional support with reading and understanding the news story.
Daily News is an excellent source of general news and politics, with coverage from the world’s leading sources. In addition to its extensive political and national coverage, the paper covers a wide range of topics – from sports to celebrity gossip – making it a must-read for anyone interested in current events.
The Daily News is also home to USNI News, the official source of news about U.S. Navy budget and policy decisions, ships in the fleet and operations worldwide. The site includes a weekly summary of naval operations led by aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and other surface warfare vessels. In addition, it includes information about the Navy’s training and readiness efforts.