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The Daily News has been in print since 1878, making it the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. It has remained financially and editorially independent since its founding. Throughout its long history, the News has reported on the full diversity of the Yale and New Haven communities. In addition to its daily newspaper, the News publishes a Friday supplement known as WKND and several special issues each year. These include the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. The Daily News is published Monday through Friday during the academic year.
At its peak in the mid-twentieth century, the Daily News had the highest circulation of any daily newspaper in America. Its sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons made it the first tabloid newspaper to reach major success in the United States. The News fought a fierce circulation battle with the competing New York Post and the even more sensational rival tabloid, the New York Mirror.
For much of its long history the newspaper was based in 220 East 42nd Street, an official city and national landmark building designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was the inspiration for the Daily Planet Building in the first two Superman films and it still houses a news room with a large globe and weather instruments. The subsequent headquarters of the Daily News, at 450 West 33rd Street (also known as Manhattan West), straddles the railroad tracks going into Pennsylvania Station and is the world headquarters of the Associated Press.
A journalist at heart, Andrew Conte founded the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, which serves as a laboratory for the present and future of local journalism. His search for a new model is informed by decades of work as a reporter and as an author. He writes with compassion and empathy, even as he sounds the alarm about the state of modern journalism. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of democracy and the role of local journalism in our society.
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What happens when a town loses its local newspaper? Versions of this troubling story are playing out across the country, as hundreds of local papers shut down and create “news deserts.” In Death of the Daily News, journalist Andrew Conte provides a deeply reported portrait of what life is like for a community without its own newsroom.