A daily newspaper devoted to reporting news in a tabloid format. Historically, the term daily news has also been used to describe any newspaper that is printed on a daily basis. In modern usage, however, the term is usually reserved for a tabloid whose primary purpose is to report news in a sensational or outrageous fashion.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. It is financially and editorially independent and serves the campus communities of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and its surrounding areas. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the News publishes a Friday supplement called WEEKEND, as well as several special issues each year including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue and First Year Issue. The News is published Monday through Friday during the academic year.
In the United States, the daily newspaper was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. The paper was the first to be printed in tabloid format. Like other popular dailies of the period, it drew its audience with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence, as well as lurid photographs and cartoons.
Until recently, the Daily News was one of the few remaining major newspaper enterprises still owned and operated by its founding family. During the 20th century, it battled its rival, the New York Post, for circulation. Throughout that time, it remained a dominant force in the national press. Its circulation, while diminished from its mid-20th-century peak, remains among the top 20 in the country.