Yale Daily News – AllSides Media Bias Rating

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A daily news is a newspaper that publishes on a regular basis (typically every day). Typically a daily news includes a wide range of information, from the most significant political events to the most minor personal trivialities. Often it will include an opinion section. A daily newspaper is generally read by a large audience, and may be distributed in print or online.

The Yale Daily News, founded on January 28, 1878, is the nation’s oldest college daily and continues to be editorially and financially independent from the university. The News is published Monday through Friday when classes are in session and serves the Yale and New Haven communities. It also publishes the Friday supplement known as WEEKEND, the News Magazine and several special issues each year celebrating the communities of Indigenous, Black, AAPI and Latinx students in collaboration with their affiliated student groups.

In the 1920s the Daily News was the first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons and other entertainment features. It was not until the mid-1970s that it started to shift its politics and stance toward more of a centrist, or even liberal, direction. This was largely in response to the rising popularity of its more sensational rival, the New York Post, which at the time was a staunchly conservative and pro-Iron Curtain paper.

The News was also a pioneer in the use of photography; it began using the Associated Press wirephoto service in the 1930s and developed a reputation for photographic excellence. It was the first American paper to make extensive use of color photography, and introduced a weekly fashion and sports page.

The News is currently owned by Tronc, the publishing operations of the former Tribune Company. The AllSides Media Bias Rating for this source is Left, which indicates that the newspaper leans to the liberal side of the political spectrum. This is based on a wide variety of criteria examined by our statistical team. We invite you to review our methodology and ratings, and provide your feedback to help us improve the accuracy of our rankings. Our goal is to provide you with the tools needed to make more informed decisions about your news consumption.