The Yale Daily News

Daily News

For over 140 years, the Yale Daily News has served as the primary source of news and debate at Yale. As the oldest college newspaper in the United States, YDN is known for its strong and controversial coverage of national and international events. Many of its student editors, writers, and contributors have gone on to become leaders in their fields.

The New York Daily News, often simply called the Daily News, is a tabloid morning newspaper founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News by Joseph Medill Patterson. It was the first successful tabloid in the United States, attracting readers with sensational crime and scandal stories, lurid photographs, and cartoons. The newspaper also featured intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, and sports.

In its heyday the Daily News had an extremely high circulation and was one of the top newspapers in the country. The paper fought constantly for readership against the rival New York Post and other sensational tabloids. Often the two newspapers competed to be the most outrageous and attention-grabbing, and this competition was reflected in the headlines of both papers. For example, in 1975 the Daily News ran a story with the ominous headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead!”

The video is comprised of a series of newspaper clips that span a variety of topics and events. Each clip is accompanied by a series of comprehension and critical thinking questions to help students understand the news story. Each question is followed by a list of relevant resources including videos, maps, and links that can be used to further explore the topic.