Founded January 28, 1878, the Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. The News now publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and serves the communities of Yale University and New Haven, Connecticut. In addition to the daily newspaper, the News publishes WEEKEND, a Friday supplement with reviews and articles about arts and culture, and Sports Monday, a Monday section providing expanded, in-depth sports coverage. The News also publishes several special-occasion issues every year, including the Parent’s Weekend issue, the Harvard-Yale Game issue, the Freshman issue and the Commencement issue.
The News is produced by a very dedicated, all-volunteer undergraduate staff. Most of our reporters are freshmen and sophomores, while the editorial board is mainly comprised of juniors.
The News is the primary division of the Yale Daily News Publishing Co., which is headed by the News’ editor in chief and its publisher. In addition to the daily newspaper, the YDN Publishing Co. produces the monthly Yale Daily News Magazine and the Insider’s Guide to the Colleges.