Yale Daily News

Daily News is a newspaper founded on January 28, 1878, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. It is the nation’s oldest college daily and serves Yale and New Haven communities, as well as alumni. The News publishes Monday through Friday during the school year and produces special issues, such as a game day issue, Commencement edition and First Year Issue, in collaboration with the Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.

The newspaper has a liberal media bias according to AllSides, with a strong affiliation with liberal, progressive and left-wing thought and policy agendas. This is reflected in the content of news and commentary, as well as the editorial page, which often promotes liberal positions on political, social, economic and foreign policy issues. The News is also known for its extensive photojournalism and photography. It was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s and developed a large staff of photographers.

It is one of the most influential newspapers in the United States, and its current circulation surpasses that of the New York Times and the Washington Post combined. The paper has been described as “New York’s picture newspaper”, a name derived from its use of lurid photographs and sensational coverage. The New York Daily News has been the inspiration for a number of other tabloids around the world, including the London Evening Standard and the Chicago Tribune.

In the 1920s, the New York Daily News found abundant subject matter in political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue like the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. The News also emphasized celebrity gossip, classified ads and cartoons. The newspaper was an important innovator in photography and was the first to publish photos of the inside of a crime scene, as well as the outside of a jail cell, when journalist Ruth Snyder was executed in 1928. The News later established a radio station, WPIX, with call letters based on its nickname.

The Daily News is also home to a number of prominent columnists, including Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman, and Nicholas Kristof. The paper also maintains a robust online presence, with numerous blogs and podcasts in addition to its print edition.

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