In its 20th-century heyday, as the brawny metro tabloid that inspired the “The Daily Planet” of Superman and Lois Lane fame, The New York Daily News earned a reputation for digging up criminal wrongdoing and political corruption. The paper has won Pulitzer Prizes in commentary, feature writing and international reporting. It has also been a model for many other newspapers and magazine formats, including the pulpy tabloid depicted in the 1994 film “The Paper.” Today it ranks among the nation’s largest circulation papers. The News has been owned by Tribune Publishing since 2017.
Newspapers are written and published on a regular basis to inform the general public about current events and issues. The articles are usually divided into categories of local, national and international news, as well as other subjects such as sports, entertainment, business, politics, crime and the weather. They are often distributed in a large geographic area, with special editions for weekends or holidays. Some are published weekly or monthly, and some have a more specialized audience such as the business community or the local gay or indie rock music scene within a city or region.
In addition to the printed newspaper, most newspapers have an online version that is often available at no cost to readers. The content is updated daily and may include breaking news, features, analysis and commentaries as well as interactive graphics, videos and photos. In some countries, there are also pay-to-read editions of the newspaper available. Newspapers are generally accessible to the general public by being sold or distributed at newsstands and shops, in libraries and schools, and on the Internet through online newspaper websites. In some countries, the newspapers are also distributed to people who cannot read, such as the homeless and the impoverished, through free distribution programs.
A newspaper may be edited by a staff of journalists and/or compiled by an editorial board. Journalists who write primarily news-oriented articles are known as reporters, while those who write longer, less news-oriented pieces are called columnists. Graphic artists and photographers help support the articles, and printers produce the final version of the newspaper.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States, published every weekday while classes are in session at Yale University. It has a long tradition of exposing wrongdoing and exploring important public issues, and its alumni have gone on to become prominent figures in journalism, government and public service.
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Yale Daily News has a rich historical archive dating back to its founding in 1878, and the archive is available for all to explore through the Yale Digital Library. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive has been made possible by the generous support of alumni and friends of Yale University, including the Harold E. Metzler Memorial Fund, the Yale Library Foundation and other donors.