Daily News Briefing – The Yale Daily News

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Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, it was one of the first tabloid newspapers in the United States and reached its peak circulation in 1947 with 2.4 million copies a day. The newspaper is famous for its zesty headlines (perhaps most famously “Ford to City: Drop Dead” in 1975), gossip, and city coverage as well as its star columnists. The paper is also known for its cartoons and entertainment features. It has won a number of Pulitzer Prizes.

The newspaper is headquartered in Manhattan. Its old home, the News Building (220 East 42nd Street, near Second Avenue), was designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. A newer headquarters, 450 West 33rd Street (known as Manhattan West), was constructed in 1995. The building straddles the tracks that lead into Pennsylvania Station and contains a large globe in the lobby.

In addition to the daily print edition, the newspaper has several online offerings, including a website and mobile apps. The app has been available in the Apple App Store since March of 2011 and the website was launched in April of 2012.

The Yale Daily News is published Monday through Friday when the University is in session, and is the oldest college daily newspaper in the nation. The News is financially and editorially independent of the University, though it maintains strong ties with its affiliated student groups. Its staff includes many prominent alumni in journalism and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver, Garry Trudeau, and Strobe Talbott. The News also publishes special issues celebrating Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian American communities in collaboration with their respective cultural centers.

The Yale Daily News is a founding member of the Digital Journalists Association, an organization of journalists focused on the use of digital tools to produce news stories. In addition to news, the organization has produced a series of short documentaries and a podcast on the future of work, which is available free-of-charge. The Daily News was also among the first organizations to report on the impact of climate change on the world’s oceans. The website is available in both English and Spanish. Its online version includes a weekly video newscast and a daily online commentary on politics and culture. Its social media pages include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Daily News is part of the Tronc group of publications.

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