Yale Daily News Archive

Daily News

In its 20th-century heyday, the Daily News was one of the highest-circulation newspapers in the world. It was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived when it dug into crime and corruption, as well as the social intrigue such as political wrongdoing in the Teapot Dome scandal or the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. The newspaper earned Pulitzer Prizes in commentary, feature writing and even international reporting. It was also an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed its own staff of photographers.

In recent years, the Daily News has shifted to a more moderate-to-liberal editorial stance, often contrasting it with the right-wing New York Post. The newspaper’s editorial page editor, Marc Lacey, has been described as “a master of the art of the hard sell” and a fierce critic of President Trump.

The newspaper maintains local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, at City Hall and within One Police Plaza. It is also distributed at public schools throughout the metropolitan area, at major retailers and at state and federal courthouses in New York. In addition, the Daily News publishes a Sunday edition, called the Sunday News.

In addition to its printed edition, the Daily News is available online at www.nydailynews.com and as an app on mobile devices. The app allows users to access the daily newspaper and other content for free, though a subscription is required for full access. It also includes an expanded selection of news, entertainment and opinion pieces.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides digitized versions of printed issues of the newspaper dating back to 1878. This collection is open to the public and contains over 140 years of YDN reporting. The Archive is a project of the Yale Library and has been made possible through an anonymous gift from an alumni of Yale College. The Yale University Library would like to thank this donor for his/her generosity. In the future, additional issues will be added to the Archive if they can be scanned and deposited. This will enable the Archive to remain current and expand its reach. We hope you enjoy the archive and thank you for your support. If you have any questions about the archive, please contact us. We are always happy to help! We welcome feedback on our site and apps. You can email us directly or call us at 203-432-7443. You may also send a message to our Facebook page.