The daily news is a newspaper devoted to publishing current events, and includes both national and local news, celebrity gossip, politics and the latest sports. The news media also publishes editorials, op-ed pieces, comics, and classified ads. The daily news may be printed or published online.
Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States and serves the students of Yale University and the city of New Haven, Connecticut. The News is editorially and financially independent, and the paper publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. The News also publishes a weekly Friday Supplement known as WKND, the News Magazine, and several special issues each year including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue. In addition, the News is proud to host a variety of annual community events and to offer unique programming for Yale’s diverse student communities.
In its first century, the Daily News was one of America’s most popular newspapers. Its bold, sexy headlines, intense city news coverage and a wide variety of columnists made it the newspaper of choice for many readers. The News was often locked in a fierce circulation battle with the sensational rival tabloid, the New York Post. The News maintained a high-minded, if populist, legacy through its long history.
The Daily News has been a leader in breaking major stories including the AIDS epidemic, Hurricane Katrina and the war in Iraq. Its staffers have won numerous awards for distinguished journalism.
The death of a local newspaper in a small town is a familiar story, but it still shocks and saddens. The societal consequences are still unclear, but the story of what happened in McKeesport, Pennsylvania is a cautionary tale for the entire country. In Death of the Daily News, Andrew Conte offers a searching and deeply reported look at what happens to a community when its newspaper dies. The book is a timely read for anyone concerned about the future of American journalism. It is a deeply reported and compelling work, cleverly organized in stages of grief, that will be of interest to ordinary citizens as well as scholars. The loss of local news is a tragedy, and the impact on the lives of those who lose access to it is far-reaching. This is a book that should not be missed.