The Yale Daily News and Other Daily News Sources

Daily news is a constant flow of information on current events and affairs. This can be in the form of television and radio broadcasts, newspapers or magazines, and even online sources. The content in these publications is often based on factual news reports, but can also include opinions and perspectives of the authors. Some of these articles can be very long, whereas others are more condensed and snippets of news.

Many newspapers have specific ideological leanings that may influence their coverage of the news. For example, the New York Times is generally considered to be a liberal newspaper, while the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times are more conservative. Similarly, some newspapers have a regional focus. The Daily News, formerly known as GLIN, is an online collection of news stories that are relevant to the Great Lakes community and is curated by Great Lakes Commission staff. The stories are then delivered to subscribers via email each day.

The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper, publishing every weekday during the academic year. The News is independently owned and editorially and financially independent of the University. Founded on January 28, 1878, the News has published thousands of student editors and writers who have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Paul Steiger, and Strobe Talbott. The News has also published special issues celebrating Indigenous, Black, Latine, and Asian American communities in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.

In addition to a broad range of local, national, and international news, the Daily News features intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section, and an opinion page. In the past, it was also one of the most popular tabloids in the country, but its circulation peaked in the mid-20th century and has since declined.

As a result, the News has become more centrist in its editorial stance, though it still retains a high-minded, if populist legacy. It has a strong competition with its more sensational rival, the New York Post. In the early years of World War II, the News supported isolationism, and in the 1940s and 1960s espoused conservative populism. In the 1990s, it began shifting its stance and became more moderate.

Each Daily News article includes comprehension and critical thinking questions, as well as background and resources (including video clips, maps, and links) that help students better understand the news story. These questions are available in English and Spanish. In addition, each article has a short quiz that students can take to test their understanding of the article.