The Yale Daily News Historical Archive

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The Yale Daily News is a student newspaper published every weekday during the academic year when the University is in session. The paper is a primary source of debate and discussion among the students and faculty of Yale, and many of its writers have gone on to distinguished careers in journalism and public life. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus. For information about obtaining permission to reproduce Yale Daily News content, please visit the YDN Rights and Permissions page.

In the 1930s, the New York Daily News was one of the most popular newspapers in the country. Its success can be attributed to its sensational pictorial coverage and willingness to go further than its competitors in the pursuit of an attention-grabbing front page story. This was perhaps best illustrated by the News’ decision to strap a hidden camera to Ruth Snyder, the first woman sent to the electric chair for murder, and capture her mid-electrocution.

During the 1940s, the New York Daily News reached its peak, with a circulation of over 2 million copies a day. Its popularity was helped by the outbreak of World War II, and by its extensive celebrity gossip, classified ads, and sports sections. The News was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service, and employed a staff of photographers who produced some of the most memorable pictures of the period.

By the end of the 1970s, however, the News was beginning to decline in both readership and profitability. In 1978, it was forced to close its offices due to a multi-union strike, and circulation had dropped to below 800,000 a day. In 1979, the paper hired Mort Zuckerman, the publisher of The Atlantic, to restructure the Daily News and restore its earning potential.

In 1993, the News began printing on color presses, and its circulation once again grew to over 2 million. In 2017, it was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. As of April 2019, the New York Daily News has a circulation of about 750,000 copies a day. Its competitors include the New York Times, the New York Post, and USA Today. The News has long been a staple of the city’s news landscape and has played an important role in shaping public opinion. Its archives date back to 1919. The News is available in print and online. The website also features a selection of historical news photos and video clips. The website is accessible to all Internet users free of charge.