Welcome to the new Yale Daily News
Moving the Oldest College Daily to the forefront of online journalism
“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.”
Welcome to the new Yale Daily News.
In the fall of 2014, our team of web developers and designers began building the News’s digital home from the ground up, inspired by how much has changed since the Oldest College Daily first came online in 1999. No longer could our web-based content play a secondary role — we sought to re-imagine yaledailynews.com as the main channel through which readers interact with the News.
This website was designed to meet the needs of the modern reader, beyond simply imitating our printed paper. Our goal was to leverage the power of the web and provide engaging, visually immersive formats for the site’s home, section, author and article pages — all of which have been treated with refined typography and clean interfaces.
Displayed as a card-based grid, the News’ home page is more flexible and dynamic than ever, laying out content to clearly communicate how each individual story fits within the day’s broader arcs. And for the first time, the site renders and navigates smoothly on any screen, desktop or mobile. We’ve streamlined the site’s navigation systems, making it easy to move among the News’ many areas of coverage.
Our traditional daily content — encompassing the A-section, Opinion and Sports pages — will continue to lean on diligent reporting and hard analysis, while being supplemented by a wider array of larger, more expressive multimedia elements, courtesy of our Photography, Production & Design and YTV desks. Cross Campus, now a fixed card on the site’s homepage, has been re-launched as a scrolling feed for the latest news from and beyond Yale. Once relegated to small, separate corners, our WEEKEND section and Magazine now fill prominent spaces of the site, highlighting their compelling visuals and respective unique narrative style.
Still more innovation lies ahead, and today’s site is a living product that will continue to evolve over the coming weeks, months and years. We hope you enjoy the update.
— The Yale Daily News