Daily news is a major source of information about the world, including current events, politics, sports, business, and culture. It also includes opinions and analysis. The news is published in many different forms, including print, television, radio, and digital media. In recent years, the growth of online sources has been especially rapid. The internet has also led to the development of new kinds of news media, such as social networks and blogs.
Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper. The News is independent, financially and editorially, and serves the campus community of Yale and New Haven. The paper publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year, plus special issues such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue. The News also produces a weekly supplement called WKND and publishes special issues celebrating Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in collaboration with student groups.
The newspaper’s renowned investigative journalism and unflinching commitment to the truth has made it a vital part of America’s democratic process for more than a century. The paper’s history is rich with revealing details about significant events, from the rise and fall of empires to the horrors of slavery and Nazi Germany. It has also provided a platform for countless voices, from the famous to the unknown.
In addition to a deep commitment to fact-based reporting, the Daily News is known for its groundbreaking journalism in areas such as art and culture, science and health, education, and politics. It has also been an important advocate for civil rights and the environment. The News reserves the right to edit all submissions and may contact authors regarding major changes. The paper’s editorial policy is available here.
Circulation data through 2014 come from Editor & Publisher, the trade group formerly known as the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). For 2015 and beyond, revenue data is taken from the Center’s analysis of financial statements released by publicly traded newspaper companies. This allows the Center to determine year-over-year percentage change in total advertising and circulation revenue for more than 300 U.S. daily newspapers, ranging from large national papers to midsize metro dailies and local papers. This technique is also used to produce estimates of total nationwide newspaper revenue. This data is included in the table below. These estimates are not intended to replace the data published in the official statistics from the Alliance for Audited Media. Readers should consult those reports for more detailed data on newspaper revenue. To read more about the methodology for these estimates, see this Decoded post. Data for this report was compiled by Michael Barthel and Kirsten Worden. The research was made possible by a gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus. This project is part of the News & Journalism in the Digital Age, an ongoing investigation funded by The Pew Research Center. The center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.