Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States. It is independent both financially and editorially, publishing daily Monday through Friday during the academic year, as well as a weekly magazine known as WKND and several special issues in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups. The News is available online and in print, with a historical archive that contains more than 140 years of coverage.
A daily newspaper is a periodical publication that provides a summary of current events at the local, state and national level. It may also cover international news. It is normally written for a general audience without subject expertise and often includes opinions and commentary. Typically, it is published daily, semiweekly or weekly and includes articles, illustrations, photographs, classified advertisements, and a local events calendar.
Each daily news article is paired with comprehension and critical thinking questions that can be found below the article. In addition, there is background and resources for each story that students can use to further understand the topic and the context of the news.
When the daily newspaper in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, went out of business in 2015, it was just the latest example of a national trend that has left large parts of America with few traditional news sources. In Death of the Daily News, Andrew Conte takes a searching look at this change, examining its effects on a single community and at the broader societal implications.
Conte examines the decline of traditional top-down journalism and the rise of ‘citizen gatekeepers,’ who can be just as sloppy and unreliable in their reporting. He also makes the case that real news remains valuable to communities, even as they struggle to separate facts from gossip and fake news.
The daily press releases should be submitted electronically via email, with the name and daytime phone number of a contact in case more information is needed. It is helpful to spell out the month fully in the headline and to include a link to a photo for an online release. Most publications prefer material to be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.