Yale Daily News

The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States. Published every weekday during the academic year, the YDN is one of the most widely distributed newspapers in New York City and is a primary source of news and debate at Yale. Its student editors, writers, and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Paul Steiger, Garry Trudeau, Calvin Trillin, and others.

The YDN also publishes the Yale Daily News Magazine, a Friday supplement, and several special issues each year, such as the Commencement Issue, First Year Issue, and Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue. It is a co-sponsor of the Yale-Harvard Debate Series and the annual Commencement Ceremonies, and is proud to support the diversity initiatives of Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.

YDN is owned by Tribune Publishing, which also owns the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The News is based in the iconic New York City Daily News Building, designed by architects Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells. It was the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman movies. The News’s renowned staff includes national and international correspondents, and the paper maintains bureaus in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as offices at City Hall, One Police Plaza, and the various state and federal courts in New York.

In its early years, the Daily News was a staunchly Republican newspaper. From the 1940s through the 1960s, it espoused conservative populism and supported isolationism. Since the 1980s, it has shifted its editorial stance and is today a centrist publication with a high-minded if somewhat populist legacy.

The rapid-fire changes underway at newspapers sold to cost-slashing hedge fund Alden Global Capital are causing jitters in the newsrooms. Summer journalism interns have been a casualty at the New York Daily News and other outlets.