Founded in 1878, Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States. It is published every weekday during the academic year and serves Yale and the surrounding communities. The paper is editorially and financially independent. The News is renowned for its rigorous journalistic standards and its long history of political engagement and social activism. Its student editors, writers and contributors have gone on to hold prominent positions in journalism and public life. Some of the most famous alumni include William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver and Joseph Lieberman.
Daily News has been at the forefront of many technological changes in publishing since its founding. It was one of the first newspapers to introduce color photography in the United States. It also helped pioneer television, radio and the Internet as forms of mass media. Its radio station, WPIX-AM (now WFAN), was the first to broadcast in stereo. In the 1950s and 1960s, the News was in a fierce circulation battle with its rival tabloid, the New York Post, but remained a strong presence in New York City.
The paper has a large number of staff and correspondents worldwide, delivering breaking international news from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Its website offers a wide variety of articles and features, including video clips. In addition, it has an extensive archive of photographs from around the world. The Daily News is also the parent company of several other publications, including a television station and an FM radio station.
In recent years, the newspaper has faced declining revenue and circulation as more people read their news online. In 2020, its total print and digital circulation was down 6% from the previous year. Its website traffic, however, increased 2%.
Its current owner, Tronc, purchased the newspaper in 2017. The paper is based in Manhattan.
Daily News is a great resource to use when teaching students how to write about news articles. Use it to help them identify the key characteristics of straight news, feature and opinion articles. This strategy helps them develop their news literacy skills and critical thinking skills.
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