Daily news means a newspaper of general circulation printed in the English language and customarily published each business day, except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. The term also includes other newspapers published in the same language but containing a lesser amount of information or coverage than the above-described newspaper.
The Yale Daily News, founded on January 28, 1878, is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States and serves the Yale community of students and alumni. It is independent in both financial and editorial matters. The News publishes every weekday during the academic year and is edited by students. The News has a long history of student editors, writers and contributors who have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, Paul Steiger and Strobe Talbott. It also publishes special issues such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue.
Throughout its nearly 150-year history, the News has reported on national and international events as they unfolded, including the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam and Korea; the Great Depression and the New Deal; the rise of fascism in Europe and America; and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The News has also reported on campus affairs, from the first students to enroll at Yale to the inauguration of President Obama.
In the past, students were expected to record their daily news in a journal or write it on a postcard to their teacher. Today, many students use a variety of media to connect with the news of the day. Some use a digital calendar to track important dates and events, while others read the newspaper and watch the news on TV or online. Still others follow blogs about current events or listen to podcasts on the radio or through their favorite streaming services.
Students who follow a range of media sources can develop their skills of analysis and understanding by identifying how the various components of the news are connected to one another. By studying multiple perspectives on a topic, students can build their ability to think critically and to make connections between events in time and space. The weekly News-2-You and Breaking News articles provide opportunities for students to engage with current event and news stories that support reading standards for informational text. When using these resources, it is important to carefully consider how these articles can be incorporated into instructional activities and student learning objectives. Then, these resources can be accessed and used by all students in an appropriate way.