Daily news is information that is published on a day-to-day basis. The term can refer to newspaper articles, TV and radio reports, or other media that report current events. Daily news articles usually provide an overview of major events in the world and in local areas. They may also include analysis and opinion pieces. In addition to providing news, daily news articles can teach students about different topics and can be used for research.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily in the United States, founded on January 28, 1878. The YDN Historical Archive contains over 140 years of the printed paper, digitized and made fully searchable online. This archive is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus.
During its heyday, the New York City-based Daily News was one of the largest newspapers in the United States and a model for other newspaper corporations to follow. Its famous building at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue (known as “The News Building”) was a national and international landmark designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, and served as the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films.
In addition to publishing the newspaper, the Daily News has a long history of other business interests, including television and radio. In 1948, the News founded WPIX-TV, whose call letters were based on its nickname as “New York’s picture newspaper.” The newspaper also operates a number of state and federal courthouse bureaus throughout the City of New York and has an extensive network of foreign bureaus.
The Daily News has been home to many notable alumni, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Strobe Talbott and others. Its writers and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism, government, politics, law and other fields. Its editorial stance has been described as flexible centrist and conservative, though it tended toward isolationism in the early stages of World War II.