The Daily News is an English language newspaper published in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The paper is fiercely independent in its coverage and bold in its presentation. Its readership is broad and diverse. Its editorial team is led by a group of editors who have extensive media experience and are committed to the paper’s core values of truthfulness, fairness and impartiality. The paper’s current affairs coverage is especially strong and includes a wide range of topics including politics, business, economics, entertainment, sports and culture.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized versions of printed issues of the Yale Daily News dating back to 1878. The archive is open to the world and provides a valuable research tool for historians, journalists, scholars, students, and anyone interested in the history of the newspaper industry in general.
Historically, newspapers served as primary sources for news and information in their communities. They were written by professional journalists and were available on a daily basis. The articles contained in a newspaper were usually the most recent and up to date reporting on news in a given area. However, the contents of a newspaper were often curated by an editor and could include reprints from other sources.
In addition, the content in a newspaper was not always accurate, and sometimes misinformation was introduced into the report. This was particularly true before the advent of online news.
As the internet became widely accessible and the number of websites that reprinted or aggregated news increased, many people began to question the accuracy of the content in a newspaper. People were also concerned that online newspapers were influenced by the opinions of an individual editor or by financial interests. These concerns prompted some to start their own news outlets.
During the era of online newspapers, the Daily News was one of the first to provide news stories in multiple languages. In addition to English, the newspaper was also available in Spanish, French, and Arabic. The Daily News was able to attract an audience that did not previously have access to news in their native language.
By the 21st century, however, the Daily News was no longer able to hold the attention of readers as it had in the past. Although the newspaper continued to publish strong local news and was a major player in the New York media scene, its circulation diminished significantly from its mid-20th-century peak.
The relaunch of the Daily News in 2021 was made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus. The donor’s support facilitated the migration of the newspaper to a new platform, enables additions to the existing collection, and will help ensure the future maintenance and preservation of the archive.
Teachers can use the Daily News to supplement their classroom instruction in ELA, science, social studies and SEL. The newspaper provides articles correlated to national standards, and offers lesson plans and activities that align with the curriculum. In addition, the website allows users to browse articles by standards and view a list of relevant resources.