History of the Daily News

Daily News

Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News by Joseph Medill Patterson. It was the first successful U.S. daily printed in a tabloid format and attracted readers with sensational stories of crime, scandal, violence and entertainment. The paper is currently owned by tronc, the media division of Tribune Company, and has its headquarters at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan.

The News has been a major source of local, national, and international news and a primary vehicle for the dissemination of opinions and ideas. As a part of the cultural fabric of New York City and the United States, it has been at the forefront of many historical events. The paper was among the first to report on the Civil Rights Movement, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster. It has also been a source of social commentary on issues of race, religion and politics.

Throughout the history of the News, its staff has included many renowned orators, writers and journalists, including William F. Buckley, Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Strobe Talbott and Garry Trudeau. Many of the News’s alumni have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service, and are well represented in today’s Newsroom.

When a community loses its newspaper, the effect on its residents is profound and lasting. In Death of the Daily News, journalist Andrew Conte explores what happens when a local newspaper dies in America’s cities and small towns. He takes a careful, perceptive look at how local communities are suffering from the loss of their newspapers and what needs to be done to combat this trend.

Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the country. Published every day during the academic year when the University is in session, it provides news and opinion on the most important and relevant issues to students, faculty, and staff at Yale and in the larger world. It is a major center of campus life and debate and has produced such renowned alumni as William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, and Sargent Shriver. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is a collection of digitized issues of the newspaper from its inception through 1906. It is available on the ProQuest Northeast Regional Historical Newspapers database, accessible from home with a library card. This archive includes full text articles as well as page images.