The Daily News is a newspaper founded in 1878 and published Monday through Friday during the academic year at Yale University. It is the oldest college daily in the United States. Its student editors and contributors have gone on to notable careers in journalism, law, politics, public service, business, arts and academia. The newspaper’s historical archive is open to the world, with issues digitized and indexed by the Yale Library.
A newspaper is a periodical publication consisting of printed sheets with information on current events and containing editorial, advertising and non-editorial content. Most newspapers have an enclosing cover and are produced on paper known as newsprint, although many now also publish online. Some newspapers are subsidized by government agencies and may be distributed free of charge; others are entirely commercial. Most newspapers feature articles on a wide range of topics, including politics, sports, culture and entertainment, business, education, local and national news, and opinion pieces.
Many newspaper publications are sold or distributed at newsstands and shops, in public buildings such as schools and libraries, at train stations and airports, and on the Internet. Some have specific regional distribution, and some are published weekly or monthly rather than on a daily basis. The overall manager of a newspaper is usually the publisher, although the title can vary by country and language.
While many newspapers are written and edited by professional staff, a significant number of articles are contributed by members of the public. These are often grouped into sections of the newspaper, such as opinion, letters, features and puzzles. Opinion pieces are sometimes referred to as op-eds, and in some countries they are arranged separately from the main body of the newspaper.
Traditionally, a newspaper has had three major divisions: the editorial, production/printing and circulation departments. In recent years, a fourth major department has been added: the advertising department, which deals with the sale of space to commercial companies and other organizations. In addition to these, some newspapers have a smaller number of general and administrative departments such as accounting, human resources and information technology.
In its 20th-century heyday, the New York Daily News was a brawny metropolitan tabloid that excelled in sensational reporting on crime and corruption, and attracted readers with lurid photos and cartoons. It was a model for the newspaper depicted in the 1994 film The Daily Planet, and it won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary, feature writing and international reporting. The Daily News is now a middle-of-the-pack morning daily, but it was once the newspaper with the highest weekday circulation in the United States. Today, it serves a diverse group of readers and is one of the most widely read newspapers in the world. The Daily News has offices in New York City and Hartford, Connecticut. Its website offers both print and digital subscriptions, and it is available on mobile devices. The News also publishes a weekend supplement and special issues including the Yale-Harvard game day issue, Commencement issue and First Year Issue.