The Daily News of South Africa

Whether in print or online, news media strive to inform and educate their readers, listeners or viewers. The goal is to keep people current on events and issues that affect their lives, whether they are local, national or global in scope. Many of the same principles apply to each medium – but the way the information is presented and how it is delivered are different.

Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is America’s oldest college daily newspaper. It is financially and editorially independent, publishing Monday through Friday during the academic year in New Haven and Yale. The paper also publishes several special editions each year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. The News also publishes the Yale Daily News Magazine and the WKND weekly insert for the campus community.

In addition to providing breaking news, the paper covers a variety of other subjects, including culture, science and sports. Its sports section is well known for its analysis of high school, college and professional athletics. It also has a strong commitment to covering women’s sports and is an innovator in the use of technology to deliver news to its readers, including mobile phone applications.

The Daily News is the most read English-language daily newspaper in South Africa. It has been described as “tailored for the time challenged, rush hour reader who wants accessible news conveniently packaged for easy consumption”. The paper covers a wide range of topics, from politics to crime and sport. It also includes popular sections such as Entertainment and Lifestyle.

With circulation soaring to an all-time high in the 1920s, the Daily News was a leader among American newspapers in its emphasis on political wrongdoing and social intrigue. The newspaper was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and maintained a large staff of photographers. Its writers included such luminaries as E.R. Shipp and Mike McAlary, who received Pulitzer Prizes for his articles on race and welfare issues.

By the end of the 1930s, the Daily News had established itself as the foremost city newspaper in America. Its headquarters, the News Building (also known as 5 Manhattan West) was designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. In 1948, the newspaper established its own television station, WPIX (Channel 11 in New York), which still occupies its former home.

By the 1990s, the Daily News began to wane in both popularity and prestige. Its owner, publisher William R. Maxwell, died in 1991 after suffering a heart attack aboard his yacht; the subsequent investigation found that Maxwell had run the company into hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. The following year, the Daily News was sold to Tribune Publishing Company, which renamed it Tronc and embarked on a firing spree that left its editorial staff slashed by half. The newspaper’s circulation continued to decline, and in 2017, it halved again. In September that year, the Tribune Company re-purchased the Daily News for just $1.

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