The daily news is a newspaper, printed or otherwise published on a regular basis and containing articles and information on current events and developments. It may also contain editorial and opinion articles. Daily newspapers are typically issued by national or local authorities and are distributed free of charge. However, they are often supported by advertising. A daily news has a lower readership than other types of newspapers, but is usually higher in circulation due to its distribution networks. It is therefore a popular alternative to the more traditional weekly newspapers.
In the United States, there are many daily papers, including the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, both of which were founded in the 1850s. The New York Daily News is the oldest and largest tabloid newspaper in the world, founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, becoming the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. The Daily News was the first newspaper to employ a photojournalist, Alfred Leete, in 1928, and pioneered the use of wirephoto for news reporting. The newspaper influenced tabloid journalism throughout the world.
Like other tabloids of the time, the Daily News aimed to attract readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs and cartoons. It also emphasized 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. The newspaper became an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s and developed a large staff of photographers.
The Yale Daily News is a college daily newspaper in New Haven, Connecticut. The News is a not-for-profit, independent paper that serves the Yale and New Haven communities and is financially and editorially independent of the university. The News publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and several special issues, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. The News has also recently published inaugural special issues celebrating the voices of Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx students in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.