Daily news articles provide a rich source of informational text for students. By allowing teachers to select articles in their entirety or as part of an article package, Daily News articles can be used across different content areas and reading levels. The Daily News features a mix of current events and news articles from a wide variety of sources including the Wall Street Journal and many other national, international, and local sources. Each article includes a headline, main idea statement, supporting details and a summary of the story. Students can use these stories in a variety of ways to build skills in understanding and analyzing informational texts, retelling and summarizing.
Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper and is financially and editorially independent. The News publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year. It also publishes the Friday supplement News-2-You, the Weekly Edition of the Yale Daily News Magazine and several special issues each year such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and Commencement Issue. In addition, the News regularly publishes special issues celebrating Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx communities in partnership with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.
In addition to the daily printed newspaper, the Daily News maintains its own news bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. It also has bureaus at City Hall, within One Police Plaza and in the various state and federal courthouses in the City of New York. The News’s headquarters, the Daily News Building (now known as 5 Manhattan West), was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood and is an official city and federal landmark. The News’s former television station, WPIX-TV, which is now owned by Tribune Broadcasting, still occupies the building.
In 2021, an anonymous Yale alumnus made a significant gift to the Yale Library in support of the Yale Daily News Historical Archive. This gift facilitated the migration of the archive to its new and improved platform, accelerated the addition of issues from 1996 to present and will help ensure the preservation of this important resource for future generations.