Yale Library’s Daily News Online

Daily News

Daily News is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 and considered “New York’s Hometown Newspaper.” It was one of the first newspapers printed in a tabloid format. The paper has been known throughout the years for zesty headlines (perhaps most famously, “Ford to City: Drop Dead” during the city’s financial woes in 1975), gossip, intense city news coverage and star columnists like Jimmy Breslin, Pete Hamill and Liz Smith. The paper is also renowned for its photography. In 2015, it won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for its investigative work with ProPublica that exposed how local officials were using an obscure law to evict residents from their homes.

Daily news, politics and government coverage, as well as sports and entertainment information, make up the bulk of the paper’s content. The New York Daily News’ editorial staff includes dozens of award-winning writers, columnists and opinion formers. The newspaper is read by a broad cross-section of New York City and beyond, including politicians, civic leaders, celebrities, the business community, media professionals and the general public.

Yale Library offers access to the online edition of the New York Daily News through our subscription to ProQuest’s Northeast Regional Historical Newspapers. This database offers full text articles as well as searchable page images. It covers a wide range of topics and is accessible from anywhere you have internet access.

Each article in the online version of the Daily News contains comprehension and critical thinking questions for students. There are also “Background” and “Resources” sections to help students better understand the article. Additionally, teachers can sign up to receive a FREE daily email with answers to the comprehension and critical thinking questions from the Daily News.

The Daily News has an extensive photo archive, including thousands of vintage photos. Its photographers have traveled the world, covering everything from wars and political upheavals to celebrity weddings and funerals. The paper also has a large video and television news department, which produces multiple short films each week for its website and social media channels.

The Daily News also publishes a variety of special issues each year. These include the Yale Daily News Magazine, the Friday Supplement known as WKND and several annual issues in conjunction with Yale’s cultural centers and other student groups. The Daily News is the oldest college daily in the United States and is the only independent student newspaper published during the academic year. Its staff members have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service. Unauthorized reproduction of Daily News content is prohibited. For more information, please see the Yale Daily News Rights and Permissions site.