The Daily News is a newspaper founded in 1919 in New York City. It is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States and was the first U.S. daily to be printed in tabloid format. It is currently owned by tronc and is based in Manhattan. The News has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes. It has a reputation for being moderate to liberal in its editorial stance, often in contrast with the conservative New York Post.
It is known for its large photographs and intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip and classified ads. The paper also has a sports section, comics and an opinion section. The News has long been considered a training ground for young journalists, and a steady stream of alumni have gone on to work at major newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine and The Economist. The News is also known for its role in exposing the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Originally named the Illustrated Daily News, the newspaper was established by Joseph Medill Patterson in 1919. The original offices were at 220 East 42nd Street in Manhattan, an official city and national landmark building designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building, which was later renamed the New York World-Telegram and the Daily News Building, is now part of Manhattan West, with WPIX-TV still located in the old News lobby.
In recent years, the News has adopted a liberal to progressive editorial stance, in part due to a shift away from its formerly Republican inclinations and support of isolationism during World War II. In the 1990s, it began to shift its stance again, with the editorial board taking a more centrist or moderately liberal position, in contrast with the right-wing New York Post.
The Yale Daily News, or YDN, is a student newspaper published five days a week (Monday through Friday) during the academic year by students at Yale University. It is the oldest college newspaper in the United States and, although financially and editorially independent of the university since its founding, has traditionally reported on national news and viewpoints. The YDN is also known for its annual special issues, such as the First Year Issue and the Yale-Harvard game day edition. The YDN was prominently featured in the CW TV series Gilmore Girls, with Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore serving as YDN editors.