The Daily News

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Daily News is the flagship newspaper of Independent Media, one of South Africa’s largest multi-platform content companies. It is tailor-made for the time challenged, rush hour reader who wants accessible news conveniently packaged. Daily News covers a wide range of stories from societal issues to local news and sports. Its bold presentation and innovative platforms makes it an essential read for millions of daily commuters.

The paper was the first to be published in tabloid format, reaching its peak circulation in 1947 at 2.4 million copies per day. It was also the first American newspaper to be devoted solely to metropolitan affairs, and it was the world’s first daily with a dedicated sports section. The newspaper has won numerous awards, including five Pulitzer Prizes, the last in 2021 for a joint project with ProPublica that revealed how authorities used a little-known law to evict hundreds of tenants from their homes. It also won the inaugural Pulitzer for public service journalism awarded to a local publication in 2021.

Today the newspaper is known for its zesty headlines, New York City coverage, star columnists (including Jimmy Breslin, Pete Hamill and Liz Smith) and celebrity gossip. It also boasts a strong sports presence, covering the Yankees, Mets and Jets. Its national and international coverage includes political and economic developments, as well as major sporting events.

In addition to its regular news pages, the newspaper features a variety of special sections, including the IPO Daily NewsTM which provides summaries of all patent and trademark opinions issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, plus stories from wire services on selected IP cases. The IPO Daily News is available by subscription only.

Founded on January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily in the United States and has been financially and editorially independent since its founding. The YDN Historical Archive, which was made possible by an anonymous gift from an alumni family, makes digitized versions of all printed issues of the Yale Daily News available for free online. The archive is updated regularly. In addition to the archive, YDN publishes several annual and special issues, such as the Yale-Harvard game issue, Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. The YDN is committed to diversity in its staff and readership, and it works with various student groups on campus to produce issues that celebrate the voices of Yale’s Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian American communities. Its offices are in the former Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street, a New York landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood that was used as a model for the Daily Planet building in the Superman films.