Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. It serves students at Yale and in New Haven, Connecticut. Its mission is to inform, inspire and engage. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of printed issues from over 140 years of the paper’s reporting.
In its 20th-century heyday, the New York Daily News was one of the most widely read newspapers in the country, known for its sensational coverage of crime and corruption and its lurid photographs and cartoons. It earned the moniker “New York’s Picture Newspaper” and was an inspiration for The Daily Planet, the brawny metro tabloid depicted in the 1994 movie “The Paper.” The newspaper won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and international reporting.
The newspaper has a number of local bureaus throughout New York City. Among them are offices at City Hall, within One Police Plaza, in the Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan District Attorney’s Offices, at the state and federal courts, and at the city schools. It also has an extensive network of freelancers and community correspondents.
Aside from its New York-focused coverage, the newspaper covers national and global news and events. It has a strong focus on diversity and inclusion and features a range of different viewpoints. The newspaper’s editorial staff is made up of more than 200 people, including a group of senior editors.
In addition to its main editorial and news departments, the newspaper includes features, entertainment and sports sections. It also offers opinion pieces and classified ads. Its website contains a number of additional resources for readers.
Feature: Evanston Corporation Counsel Nick Cummings
The City of Evanston’s Corporation Counsel, Nicholas Cummings, has announced his resignation effective Aug. 11. During his tenure as the City’s top legal advisor, he played a key role in helping Evanston pass its historic reparations package and was instrumental in navigating the complex issues that arise in public-private partnerships. The city is deeply grateful for his years of service and looks forward to working with him in his new role as General Counsel at the Chicago Park District.
Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, the publisher of the New York Daily News and other newspapers, approved a deal for the company to be taken over by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. The takeover will slash costs at the company and its newspapers. Workers have rallied and written letters in opposition to the deal, and some have started campaigns calling for local benefactors to save their publications. Those efforts will continue this week, ahead of the shareholders’ vote.