Daily News is a news website with an extensive collection of current affairs articles and multimedia. The site also contains educational resources for students. The website has been online since 1996 and has received a number of awards for its content and design. In 2021, an anonymous Yale College alumnus made a generous gift to support the ongoing maintenance and expansion of the archive. This gift enables the Archive to migrate to a new platform and add issues from 1996 to the present.
The Daily News was the first newspaper in the United States to use tabloid format, and it became one of the largest newspapers in the world as a result. Founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News by Joseph Medill Patterson, it was renamed the Daily News in 1920 and attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons. The paper’s success inspired later tabloid newspapers, including the New York Post and the Chicago Tribune.
In recent years, the News has shifted its editorial stance to a more moderate-to-liberal position and frequently opposes the right-wing New York Post. It has been described as a “fiercely anti-communist” newspaper during its early history, but the News has also supported isolationism in the 1930s and 1940s.
During the 2010s, declining advertising revenues and changes to the Internet have led to significant drops in newspaper circulation across the country. As a result, many local newspapers have shut down completely, leaving vast areas of the United States without traditional local journalism. This trend has been accelerated by the rise of social media, which allows people to access national and international news without a subscription.
As a result of these trends, the Daily News is now available online only, though it maintains offices in downtown Manhattan and One Police Plaza. The News has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, publishing stories and special issues each year featuring the work of Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latinx and Asian American communities. It also publishes a Daily News Magazine and several other issues each year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, Commencement Issue, First Year Issue, and the Alumni Edition.
Taking notes from a newspaper article takes hours, but our current affairs videos save you that time. Aspirants can get a full overview of current affairs, which is a crucial part of UPSC Civil Services exam preparation, in just an hour. In addition, we provide handouts with each video so that you can quickly review the News items covered in the video. This helps you improve your time management skills and prepare well for the examination.