“We aren’t the first to parody a college newspaper,” writes Yale Record chairman Jack Newsham, “but we did do a very good job … and I thought I’d share the parody we produced of The Yale Daily News, in case your readers wanted a laugh this afternoon.
“It’s got some inside jokes, sure, but also some stuff for everybody — mislabeled infographics, a jab at Malcolm Gladwell, an intentionally ham-handed website tie-in at the top of page two. But we did such a good job matching the News’ fonts, nameplate, and style that many students didn’t realize it was a parody, or that we made it, which is the most frustrating kind of flattery.”
Newsham says this is the first parody the Record has done this school year. “We normally print eight magazines a year, but this replaced one of those.” The Record printed 2,150 copies of its Daily News spoof.