Daily news is a daily newspaper, usually printed in tabloid format, that reports on current events, often with a focus on crime and political scandal. It is an important source of information for the general public and can be a key source of government news in some countries. The term may also refer to a news agency that produces such publications.
The New York Daily News, founded in 1919, was the first American newspaper to be published in tabloid format. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States, and at its peak had the second-highest circulation of any daily newspaper in the world. The newspaper was founded by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, and later became the Daily News.
The paper’s early subject matter focused on political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal; social intrigue, such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication; and lurid photographs. The News was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.
From 1947 to 1948, the News established a television station called WPIX, whose call letters were taken from its nickname as “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” It bought an existing radio station in 1948, which became WFAN-FM, and both stations remain in the former Daily News Building.
In the late 20th century, the News shifted its editorial stance to a more centrist position. Its editor in chief, A.G. Sulzberger, has argued that journalism should be free of personal ideology, a principle that was enshrined in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. It is published Monday through Friday during the academic year and serves students at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, as well as the surrounding community. It is independent of both Yale and the University administration and publishes a weekly supplement known as WEEKEND and special issues throughout the year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue, and the First Year Issue.