Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was one of the first daily newspapers printed in tabloid format and reached its peak circulation at 2.4 million copies per day. The News has been a leader in local city news and has also covered international events, national politics and sports. In recent years the News has been battling for readers and advertising dollars with its sensational rival, the New York Post.
The Daily News has an extensive archive of photographs, cartoons and articles from past editions. Many of these have been digitized and can be viewed online at the DN Archive.
The New York Daily News is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States and is renowned for its unflinching coverage of high-profile events, scandals and celebrity gossip. The paper’s editorial staff includes award-winning columnists and opinion formers, a top staff of reporters and editors, and an extensive photo department. The paper is also known for its intense city news coverage, entertainment and sports sections, classified ads, and comics.
As a result of its long-running feud with the even more popular rival tabloid, the New York Post, the News once boasted a reputation as the “Big Apple’s most sensational newspaper”.
In its early days, the Daily News sought out controversial subject matter such as political wrongdoing and social intrigue. It was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.
Throughout its history, the newspaper has had several prominent owners including Mortimer B. Zuckerman, who took the reins of the Daily News in 1993. In 2017, the News was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. Under new ownership, the Daily News has been slashing costs and cutting jobs. The move has led to a case of the jitters among employees at the once-mighty newspaper.
The News is currently based at 450 West 33rd Street (also known as Manhattan West), which was built in 1995. The previous headquarters, located at 220 East 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, was an iconic building in the skyline. The old building is now the home of CBS Radio.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus. The Archive is open to the public and contains digitized versions of the newspaper from 1878 to the present. It is a unique resource for researchers, historians, journalists and anyone interested in the evolution of journalism. The Archive is free and available to all, but the YDN reserves the right to deny permission for the use of its content. To request permission, please visit the YDN Rights and Permissions page. To read the current issue, visit the YDN Homepage.