The New York Daily News and the Yale Daily News
The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper in the city of New York. It was founded in 1919 and has been one of the most successful tabloid newspapers in the world. The paper became known for its sensational crime and corruption coverage, lurid photos, and cartoons. The paper also covers the latest sports, politics, gossip and entertainment. The Daily News has a large online presence, with more than 24.3 million unique visitors to its website each month.
In the past few years, the Daily News has been struggling to maintain its profitability. The newspaper is owned by Tribune Publishing, which owns several other newspapers in the United States. In early May, the newspaper faced a crucial shareholders’ vote over a takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. The newspaper’s staffers voted to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York, a move that could potentially slow down editorial work and help sway the outcome of the deal.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, many news outlets are rethinking their business models and seeking new sources of revenue to offset declining print advertising revenues. Some publishers are experimenting with paywalls, others are offering video and audio content to attract viewers to their digital offerings. Still others are focusing on investigative reporting to distinguish their news products from the crowd of generic online publications.
Amid all of the news, it’s not surprising that a large portion of the public has questions about the safety of vaccinations, especially the vaccine for the new strain of the virus. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center suggests that public perception of the safety of the flu shot is declining, and the percentage of Americans who say they feel safe with the vaccine has dropped significantly since last year.
Despite the negative trend in public perception, it is important to note that overall U.S. newspaper circulation is increasing. While digital subscriptions are driving this growth, print still accounts for a significant share of the market.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains over 140 years of digitized copies of the Yale Daily News, the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The archive is open to the public and provides access to a wide range of topics covered by the Yale Daily News.
The YDN has been the primary source of news and debate at Yale for over 130 years. The newspaper is edited and written by students on a weekday when the university is in session. YDN’s student editors, writers and reporters have produced some of the most iconic and influential journalism in the United States. YDN has a long history of groundbreaking and controversial coverage, including stories on slavery, the civil rights movement and the assassination of President Kennedy. In the future, YDN is poised to continue to innovate and challenge the status quo in its coverage of the world around us. We hope that the archive will serve as a model for other university student newsrooms in their efforts to inform and inspire their communities.