New York Daily News

Daily News is the number one source of news and information for New York City. Our award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers cover national and local news, politics, the Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets and more. The Daily News is also home to the largest opinion section in the borough.

The paper was founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News and is considered the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and comics and entertainment features. It grew rapidly, achieving the highest circulation of any newspaper in the world by 1930. The News was long locked in a circulation battle with its rival, the more conservative New York Post. In the 1970s, the newspaper shifted its editorial stance, moving away from the staunchly Republican populism of its early years to a more centrist position.

In the early 1990s, the Daily News moved from 220 East 42nd Street to 450 West 33rd Street, also known as Manhattan West, an office tower designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. This was a major move for the newspaper and its staff. The building straddled the tracks that led to Pennsylvania Station and became a landmark known as “The News Building.” The News moved out of the building in 1995 but purchased and operates WPIX-TV, which remains in the space.

Each day, students will read the latest Daily News articles and answer comprehension questions based on the article. Each article includes “Background” and “Resources” (including videos, maps and web links) to help students gain a deeper understanding of the news story. In addition, each Daily News article includes questions for the class to think about and discuss.

The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in America. It publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and is financially and editorially independent of Yale University. The News also publishes several special issues each year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue. The News is committed to representing the full diversity of the Yale community and collaborates with campus departments and student groups to produce special issues for Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.