Throughout history, daily news has been reported by a wide range of media outlets, including television, radio and newspapers. These news outlets have been shaped by culture, politics and economics. They may be partisan, neutral or independent. They may focus on political events or current affairs, entertainment and sports. In the United States, several major daily newspapers are published. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post are examples of national newspapers that have a large readership. The New York Daily News is one of the most popular tabloids in the country. It was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News and was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. The newspaper reached its peak circulation in 1947 at 2.4 million copies per day. The News is still a large circulated daily in the United States, but its readership has declined since that time.
In addition to the main Daily News, which is available in print and online, the News also publishes a weekly magazine, WEEKEND, and several special issues each year, such as the Yale-Harvard game issue, the Commencement issue and the First Year issue. The News is also the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and has a strong commitment to its local community. The newspaper strives to be inclusive by celebrating the stories of Yale’s Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx communities. The News also has a robust internship program and hosts a variety of events for its readers.
The Daily News was the first newspaper in the United States to use a tabloid format and captivated readers with sensational stories of crime and scandal. In the 1920s, the Daily News emphasized political wrongdoing such as Teapot Dome and social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII. The paper was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and had a large staff of photographers.
As the newspaper continued to grow, it expanded its operations to include radio and television. It owned and operated radio station WPIX, whose call letters were based on its nickname as “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” The News also established cable company Lee Broadcasting and owned television stations in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and leased space within One Police Plaza and City Hall.