Founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson, the Daily News was one of America’s first tabloids. The newspaper reached its peak circulation in 1947, when it sold 2.4 million copies per day. The paper continues to be known for its intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section and an opinion page. It also includes IPO Daily NewsTM, three to five concise paragraphs a day providing summaries of all patent and trademark opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as wire service stories on other selected IP cases.
The newspaper is owned by Tribune Publishing, which has closed the newsrooms of The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania and The Orlando Sentinel. It slashed its staff two years ago and ousted Jim Rich, who had reinvigorated the Daily News as an anti-Trump answer to The New York Post.
In the tumultuous era of social media and partisanship, some observers have wondered whether a time has come when local newspapers are being replaced by community news sources. But in a small town like McKeesport, Pennsylvania, residents are trying to prove those naysayers wrong.
Every weekday, the Yale Daily News publishes articles, columns and interviews covering news, politics, culture, entertainment and other current events in the news. It is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States, and many of its writers, editors and contributors have gone on to notable careers in journalism and public life.
For more than 130 years, the Daily News has been Yale’s primary source of news and debate. Published each weekday when the University is in session, the newspaper is read by thousands of people across campus and around the world. Its writers and readers have included William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver and Strobe Talbott. The newspaper has also spawned a number of prominent alumni, including St. John’s School professors Daniel Yergin and Jacob Weisberg.
We examined more than 1,000 news videos from some of the most popular independent channels on YouTube. Then we categorized each video as either positive, negative or mixed in tone, and as taking a neutral stance toward its main subject. Roughly one-in-five of the videos examined took a negative tone towards their main subjects, compared to just 4% that had a positive tone. The rest were neutral or took no stance at all. A significant proportion of these negative videos were posted by news organizations – more than twice as many as the rate for independent channels. This suggests that news organizations may be seeking to discredit Trump by focusing on the negative aspects of his presidency. However, it’s possible that these negative news videos are merely reflecting broader trends in society. We also found that many of these videos were presented through a visual medium – including photographs, videos and sound bytes from speeches. These images could have a powerful impact on the way viewers receive and understand the news.