Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of printed issues. The archive contains more than 140 years of YDN reporting and is open to the world.
In 1919, Joseph Medill Patterson began publishing a sensational tabloid newspaper in New York City, attracting readers with lurid headlines and pictures of crime and scandal, as well as celebrity gossip and entertainment features. The Daily News was a fierce competitor of the rival New York Post and the first successful tabloid in the United States. It was long locked in a circulation battle with the Post and, later, its even more sensational rival tabloid, the Daily Mirror.
The Daily News was also one of the first newspapers to establish radio and television operations, opening its doors in 1948 with the launch of WPIX-TV (Channel 11 in New York), whose call letters came from its nickname as “New York’s Picture Newspaper.” In 1984, it purchased what became WFAN-FM, which continues to broadcast out of the former News building on 42nd Street in Manhattan.
StudentNewsDaily is an independent news site for teachers and students. The site offers breaking news articles, local headlines and stories about education, money, sports and culture. It also offers teacher resources, a weekly newsletter and classroom tips for using news in the classroom.
Students can use this breaking news source in the classroom to analyze how a story is presented and to discuss its significance in their own lives or in the larger community. They can also use the stories to learn about current events and history. In addition, the site can be used to teach vocabulary and language skills and to promote literacy.
The website is free to use, but donations are appreciated to help support its ongoing operation. It is a nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
The Yale Library offers a variety of resources for researching the history of the Daily News and other New York newspapers. For instance, the ProQuest Northeast Regional Historical Newspapers collection includes searchable full text and page images of the Daily News. This database can be accessed on campus and from home with a Library card. The Library also subscribes to other newspaper collections, including the New York Times Digital Collection and ProQuest Newsstand. For more information on these and other historical news resources, please visit our Research Tools page.