About the Yale Daily News

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, Sports Monday, a Monday section providing expanded, in-depth sports coverage, and the Yale Daily News Magazine. The News also publishes several special-occasion issues every year, including the Harvard-Yale Game issue, the First-year Issue and the Commencement Issue.

The News is produced by a very dedicated, all-volunteer undergraduate staff. Most of our reporters are first years and sophomores, while the managing 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 & President.


The Oldest College Daily

Founded January 28, 1878

Editor in Chief & President
Mackenzie Hawkins

Managing Editors
Jose Davila IV
Phoebe Liu

Susan Chen

Opinion Editors
Miranda Jeyaretnam
Rabhya Mehrotra

News Editors
Valerie Pavilonis
Kelly Wei 

City Editors
Emiliano Tahui Gómez
Meera Shoaib

Science & Technology Editor
Charlotte Zimmer

Arts Editor
Freya Savla

Sports Editors
Margaret Hedeman
William McCormack 

Ella Goldblum
Elizabeth Hopkinson
Andrew Kornfeld

YTV Editors
Sevi Burget-Foster
Natalie Kainz
Maya Weldon-Lagrimas
Nicole Westfall

Podcast Editor
Allison Park

Data Editors
Darwin Do
Ashley Qin 

Magazine Editors
Macrina Wang
Isabella Zou

Director of Finance
Graham Hardcastle

Copy Editors
Erin Bailey
Maya Geradi
Ako Ndefo-Haven
Natalie Simpson
Katie Taylor

Production & Design Editors
Zully Arias
Megan Graham
Isabella Huang
Louie Lu
Annie Yan

Photography Editors
Zoe Berg
Ryan Chiao
Lukas Flippo
Vaibhav Sharma
Amay Tewari

Illustrations Editors
Dora Guo
Anasthasia Shilov

Tech Team
Julia Burgiel
Yaa Owusu

Outreach Editors
John Besche
Crystal Cheung
Lucy Wilkins 

Digital Desk
William McCormack
Laura Nicholas
Eric Wang
Maya Weldon-Lagrimas
Lucy Wilkins
Christie Yu
Daniel Zhao


The Yale Daily News Publishing Company

A student business team operates the News. Contact our business office Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., to get answers to your questions about advertising in or subscribing to the News. Questions about back issues or copies of articles should be directed to the authors of those stories you wish to obtain.

The Yale Daily News is free to all on-campus students at Yale University. The News is the only way for students and faculty members to get campus news on a timely basis, and it is widely read by undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members and administrators.

Contact YDN’s business office by email or telephone at (203) 432-2424.

People who do not live on campus – or are not students at Yale – can subscribe to the News. With a U.S. postal subscription, each week’s issues will be sent as a package on Friday via Priority Mail; be aware, though, that it may take a few days to reach addresses outside of New Haven. For those on a budget or those interested in receiving only a single edition of the paper each week, the News offers its Week In Review edition, a single edition of the paper featuring only the week’s top stories. The Week in Review is mailed each Monday via first-class mail. To subscribe, email the YDN business office for information.

For more information about advertising, please see Newspaper Advertising.


To report a correction, email editor@yaledailynews.com.

Joining the Yale Daily News

Any member of the Yale College community can join the News’ staff, a process known traditionally as “heeling.” Heeling generally takes one semester, after which the student is invited to become a member of the News’ staff. Students can join the news as reporters, columnists, photographers, designers, copy editors or business associates. Each desk has its own heeling requirements that ensure that everyone who joins the News’ staff receives appropriate training and understands the professional and ethical standards of the News. The time commitment necessary to be a staff member depends entirely on the interest and availability of the staffer, and the News is always looking for student volunteers interested in contributing to the paper.

Traditionally, freshmen on the News work as general assignment reporters, and sophomore reporters are assigned to a particular topic, or beat, which they focus on for an entire year. The managing board is composed of juniors, with the exception of some production and photography positions which are filled by exemplary sophomores. However, the News welcomes staffers from all years – opportunities are always available.

If you are interested in joining the editorial side of the News as a reporter, contact the editor in chief. If you are interested in joining as a designer, photographer or copy editor, contact the appropriate desk editor. If you are interested in becoming a business staffer, contact the the publisher. If you are interested in working on the Web site, please contact the editor in chief.

Summer Journalism Program

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is a one-week intensive course in journalism for Connecticut high school students. For information, click here.

Yale Daily News

Publishing Co., Inc
202 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

General Non-Editorial Issues
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Telephone: (203) 432-2424
Fax: (203) 432-7425

Business and Advertising
(203) 432-2424

(203) 432-2418

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 209007
New Haven, CT 06520-9007

To send packages to individual editors, send the package to our PO Box to the attention of the specific editor. To send arts & entertainment press kits or book review copies, please send the package to the attention of the WEEKEND desk.