About Us

The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and has been financially and editorially independent since its founding on January 28, 1878. It publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and serves the communities of Yale and New Haven.

In addition to the daily newspaper, the News also publishes a Friday supplement known as WKND, the Yale Daily News Magazine and several special issues each year. Those issues have historically included the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. In the 2020-21 school year, the News published its inaugural special issues celebrating Indigenous, Black, Latine, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.

The News is the primary division of the Yale Daily News Publishing Co., which is headed by the News’ editor in chief & president. Its nearly 300-person staff works across print and digital media, including photography, illustrations, video, podcasts and data journalism. The News is divided into 20 desks, most led by one to three editors who typically have at least a year of experience in their respective area. Editors steer coverage and production efforts of their staff members and regularly work with contributors, including those in the process of joining the News’ staff.


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


To submit a letter to the editor or guest column, please email opinion@yaledailynews.com. Columns typically run 700-800 words, while letters to the editor run 400-500 words.

In your email, please include your full name, any affiliations with Yale University or other institutions and organizations relevant to the content of your letter, and an evening or mobile phone number so that you can be contacted if your piece is chosen for publication.

All submissions to the News must be previously unpublished. Newspapers and other organizations looking to republish opinion pieces printed by the News should email editor@yaledailynews.com for further information.

The News reserves the right to edit all submissions prior to publication and will contact authors regarding any major changes; the News also reserves the right to accept or reject pieces at its discretion. More details about requirements for letters to the editor and guest columns can be found on our Newsroom Policies page here