Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The newspaper is financially and editorially independent and publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. The News is also known for publishing several special issues each year in partnership with the University’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.
The News is famous for its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, as well as lurid photographs and cartoons. It has a long history of investigative reporting, including its exposure of the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to the latter’s abdication. The paper is also credited with having launched the first newspaper wire service in 1919.
In 1948, the News established television station WPIX in New York City — its call letters are an acronym for “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” The News also built the world-renowned Daily News Building at 450 West 33rd Street (now One Police Plaza), which is today home to many of its sister publications and other media organizations, including CNN, the Associated Press and ITN, among others.
Despite its reputation for tabloid journalism, the Daily News is also known for its award-winning investigative reporting and is a leader in multimedia storytelling. In addition to its digital and print platforms, the News maintains an extensive video collection that includes agenda-setting footage of major events from around the world. The collection features footage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela in hiding, the storming of the Capitol Building and exclusive access to Royal engagements.
Daily News is a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and is committed to journalistic excellence and ethical standards. The News is the first national newspaper to earn a 100 percent rating from the Society for Professional Journalists’ Ethics Resource Center. The paper has an AllSides Media Bias rating of Left, which indicates that the News presents positions and news stories that are strongly aligned with liberal, progressive or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.
The News is open to ideas and commentary from readers, but reserves the right to edit submissions for clarity, length and style. The News also reserves the right to decline publication of any piece it feels is not consistent with its editorial mission and values. Readers are encouraged to submit ideas and comments about the content of the newspaper via our contact form. The News welcomes letters to the editor and guest columns. For more information about submitting to the newspaper, visit our guidelines page.