The Daily News

Daily News

The Daily News is a curated collection of news articles about the Great Lakes region from professional media outlets in the United States and Canada. It is published as a free service by the Great Lakes Commission. All views and opinions presented are those of the originating media and do not necessarily reflect those of the Great Lakes Commission.

Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, New York City’s first successful tabloid newspaper, the Daily News attracted readers by sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, cartoons and entertainment features. Its circulation reached a peak of 2.4 million copies per day in 1947. The paper emphasized political wrongdoing, such as the Teapot Dome Scandal and social intrigue, such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. The Daily News was a pioneer in the use of wirephoto and developed a large staff of photographers.

In recent years, technology has disrupted American journalism by putting thousands of reporters out of work and closing newsrooms across the country. This troubling trend has left vast areas of the nation with no local news sources, known as ‘news deserts’. This troubling story is playing out in McKeesport, a community in southwestern Pennsylvania where the local Daily News closed its doors in 2015. In Death of the Daily News, journalist Andrew Conte follows residents as they struggle to make sense of their community and separate fact from gossip after losing their source of reliable information.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of printed issues of the newspaper from 1905 through 2021. The archive is open to the public and includes articles from the daily, weekly, Friday supplement, and several special issues that are published each year. The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily and is financially and editorially independent of the university. It serves the Yale and New Haven communities, as well as the greater metropolitan area through a network of over 200 affiliated sites. The Daily News also publishes a series of annual special issues that celebrate the school’s Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and student groups. The paper is based in the historic Daily News Building on 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was used as the model for the Daily Planet in the first two Superman movies. The newspaper is currently owned by the Alden Global Capital hedge fund. The Daily News has experienced a number of rounds of buyouts, cuts and outsourcing of its printing operation since it was bought by the hedge fund in late 2021. The Daily News reported on Monday that it could soon file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The news has rattled employees at the 102-year-old tabloid and prompted speculation about whether it might shut down altogether. The newspaper has not been profitable since the 1990s.