The YALE DAILY NEWS is an independent student newspaper published by
Yale University students in New Haven ,
Connecticut since January 28,
1878. The newspaper's first editors wrote:
The innovation which we begin by this morning's issue is justified
by the dullness of the times, and the demand for news among us.
* 1 History and description
* 1.1 Contested claim
* 2 Alumni
* 2.1 Politics
* 2.2 Journalism
* 2.3 Other
* 3 In popular culture
* 4 References
* 5 External links
HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
Financially and editorially independent of
Yale University since its
founding, the paper is published by a student editorial and business
staff five days a week, Monday through Friday, during Yale's academic
year. Called the YDN (or sometimes the News,the Daily News, or the
Daily Yalie), the paper is produced in the
Briton Hadden Memorial
Building at 202 York Street in New Haven and printed off-site at
Turley Publications in
Palmer, Massachusetts .
Each day, reporters, mainly freshmen and sophomores, cover the
university, the city of New Haven and sometimes the state of
Connecticut . An expanded sports section is published on Monday, a
two-page Opinion Forum on Friday, and "WEEKEND", an arts and living
section, also on Friday. The News prints an Arts special issues of the
newspaper for the incoming freshman class, Family Weekend, Yale's
Class Day and Commencement, and The Game against Harvard University;
and The Insider\'s Guide to the Colleges .
In 1920, the News began to report on national news and viewpoints. In
1940 and 1955, when professional dailies were not operating due to
unrest among its workers, the News continued to report on national
topics. Today, the Nation and World sections publish stories and
photos from the Associated Press.
On September 3, 2008, the "Oldest College Daily" "premiere a new
look" designed by Mario Garcia of Garcia Media and Pegie Stark Adam of
Stark Adam Design. The News' front page design for November 5, 2008,
the day after
Barack Obama 's victory in the 2008 Presidential
Election was featured in the
Poynter Institute book: President Obama
Election 2008: Collection of Newspaper Front Pages by the Poynter
In 2009, the
Yale Daily News
Yale Daily News won the Associated Collegiate Press
Newspaper Pacemaker Award.
On September 10, 2009, the News broke the news of the murder of Annie
Le , a Yale graduate student reported missing and subsequently found
murdered in the basement of her laboratory. In April 2016, the News
broke the University's decision to retain the namesake of Calhoun
College but eliminate the title "master", as well as the Yale
Corporation's commitment to the namesake of Benjamin Franklin College
three years before its public announcement.
In summer 2010, the 78-year-old
Briton Hadden Memorial Building was
renovated, increasing the amount of usable space in the basement and
adding a multimedia studio in the heart of the newsroom.
The Sterling Memorial Library at
Yale University has a copy of every
issue published between 1890 and 1959.
The News, founded in 1878, calls itself the "oldest college daily" in
the United States, a claim contested by other student newspapers.
The Harvard Crimson
The Harvard Crimson calls itself "the oldest continuously published
college daily", but it was founded in 1873 as a fortnightly
publication called The Magenta and did not appear daily until 1883.
(The News ceased publishing briefly during
World War I
World War I and World War
II after editors volunteered for military service.) The Daily Targum
Rutgers University was founded in 1869 but was published initially
as a monthly newspaper and did not gain independence from the
University until 1980. The
Columbia Daily Spectator , founded one year
earlier than the YDN in 1877, calls itself the second-oldest college
daily, but was not independent until the 1960s. Similarly, The Daily
Californian at the
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley , was founded in
1871 but did not achieve independence until 1971. The Cornell Daily
Sun , launched in 1880, calls itself the "oldest independent college
newspaper", notwithstanding the YDN's independence since its founding
two years earlier.
The Dartmouth of
Dartmouth College , which opened
in 1799 as the Dartmouth Gazette, calls itself the oldest college
newspaper, though not the oldest daily.
Most accurately put, the News is the oldest independent college daily
Lanny Davis , advisor to President Clinton, author and public
David Gergen , advisor to four Presidents and U.S. News and World
Reed Hundt , former FCC chairman
Joseph Lieberman , US Senator from Connecticut, 2000 Vice
Presidential nominee and 2004 presidential candidate
Steve Mnuchin , incumbent
Secretary of Treasury under the Trump
Robert D. Orr , former governor of Indiana
David A. Pepper , Ohio politician
Samantha Power , former United States Ambassador to the United
Andrew Romanoff , former Colorado Speaker of the House, candidate
for Democratic nomination to US Senate
Sargent Shriver , first
Peace Corps director
Potter Stewart , former Supreme Court associate justice
Stuart Symington , former US senator from Missouri
Strobe Talbott , president of the Brookings Institution and former
Deputy Secretary of State under President Clinton
Garry Trudeau , cartoonist and creator of
Doonesbury , which first
appeared in the News' pages as Bull Tales
Pete Axthelm , sportswriter
* Michael Barbaro, politics reporter, The New York Times
* Ellen Barry , Pulitzer Prize–winning Moscow correspondent, The
New York Times
Melinda Beck , Marketplace editor and columnist for The Wall
Alex Berenson , business reporter for The New York Times
* Christopher Buckley , novelist and writer
* Kevin P. Buckley, Vietnam war correspondent, writer, Executive
William F. Buckley, Jr. , founder of
Meghan Clyne is a Washington, D.C.-based writer, recently for The
* Carol Crotta, writer for Houzz, Apparel News, and the
* Michael Crowley , senior editor, New Republic
Charles Duhigg , business reporter for The New York Times
Charles Forelle , European correspondent for The Wall Street
Dan Froomkin , Washington Editor of TheIntercept.com
* Zack O\'Malley Greenburg ,
Forbes staff writer and author of Jay-Z
biography Empire State of Mind
Lloyd Grove , freelance writer, former gossip columnist for the
New York Daily News and The Washington Post
Briton Hadden , co-founder of Time
R. Thomas Herman , reporter and tax columnist for The Wall Street
John Hersey , Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author
Robert G. Kaiser , associate editor of The Washington Post
Matthew Kaminski , editorial board member, The Wall Street Journal
David Leonhardt , Pulitzer Prize–winning economics columnist,
The New York Times
Joanne Lipman , founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio
magazine and former Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Adam Liptak , supreme court correspondent for The New York Times
Henry Luce , co-founder of Time
Dana Milbank , White House correspondent for The Washington Post
* Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times
* Robert Semple , Pulitzer Prize winner and member of The New York
Times editorial board
Paul Steiger , Editor-in-Chief of "
ProPublica ," former managing
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
* John Tierney , columnist for The New York Times
Calvin Trillin , columnist and humorist
Jacob Weisberg , editor of Slate
Kingman Brewster , former president of
Yale University and
ambassador to the Court of St. James\'s
Lan Samantha Chang , director of Iowa Writers\' Workshop
Theo Epstein ,
Chicago Cubs general manager
Thayer Hobson , chairman of William Morrow and Company
Eli Jacobs , Wall Street investor, former owner of the Baltimore
Paul Mellon , philanthropist
John E. Pepper, Jr. , chairman of the Walt Disney Company and CEO
of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, former CEO and
chairman of Procter ">
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