The New York Daily News is a daily newspaper founded in 1919 and published in tabloid format. The News features intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics and a sports section. The paper is also known for its award-winning photography.
The News was the first American newspaper to print on coated stock, and the first to use wire service photographs to report news from around the world. In addition to its printed editions, the newspaper has a website, a mobile app, and an e-newspaper, all of which provide the latest news, breaking stories, and current events. The News is a member of the New York Press Association and the National Press Club, and has been awarded more than 20 Pulitzer Prizes.
In 2008, the News was sold to Tronc, and it became a member of the Tribune Publishing media company. The News remains one of the best-read newspapers in the United States and is an important source of local news and information.
Throughout its history, the editorial stance of the Daily News has varied. The paper supported isolationism in the early years of World War II and espoused conservative populism during the 1950s. In the 1970s, the newspaper began to shift its stance, and today it is considered a moderate alternative to the right-wing New York Post.
The New York Daily News is an iconic American newspaper and has been the largest daily in the United States in circulation for over a century. It has a unique role as an important cultural document, reflecting both the city and the nation, and is a vital source of news, information, and entertainment for the entire metropolitan area.
Its iconic images include the cover of its 1919 premiere edition featuring the picture of Joseph Medill Patterson, the founder of the newspaper, riding in a limousine as an honorary page. Other landmark images include the front pages of its 1928 and 1932 editions, a 1929 photo of New York City Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia in the lobby of the Daily News Building, and a 1928 cartoon of Ruth Snyder being electrocuted for murder.
This database contains full-text articles from the New York Daily News, along with searchable page images. It also includes articles from the New York Times (Late Edition, East Coast) and the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester), Los Angeles Times, Guardian (London), Philadelphia Inquirer and Washington Post. In addition, this database allows users to browse and search the full text of all digital microfilm titles available through ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Coverage in this collection extends to the present, but does not include the most recent 6-12 weeks for many titles. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is also accessible through this database. The archive contains more than 140 years of YDN reporting. YDN is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. Its staff, including many alumni, have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life.