Founded in 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. The News publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and serves the Yale and New Haven communities of Connecticut. It is financially and editorially independent. The News has a tradition of serving as the voice of the city of New Haven and of Yale University, and its staff has won numerous national journalism awards. It also produces special issues such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue, and collaborates with Yale’s cultural centers to produce annual editions celebrating the diverse voices of students at Yale.
The newspaper’s early days were marked by sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and celebrity gossip. The paper also took a liberal stand on social and economic issues, opposing the Teapot Dome scandal and the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that eventually led to her abdication. The newspaper grew into a powerful tabloid in the United States, and became renowned for its political influence.
Today, the News is one of the world’s leading metropolitan newspapers. Its circulation has slipped significantly since its mid-century peak, but it remains the largest newspaper in the United States and one of the top ten in the world. The paper has been owned by Mortimer B. Zuckerman since 1995. It is based in the News Building at 220 East 42nd Street near Second Avenue, an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and later modeled after the Daily Planet building from the first two Superman films.
In addition to its daily print edition, the newspaper has a web presence through its website and various mobile apps. Its digital subscription service, dubbed the E-dition, provides readers with a convenient, easy-to-use way to access their favorite articles. The site includes interactive tools and a variety of ways to personalize your experience with the content, including custom newsletters and an enhanced reading interface.