Contemporary news coverage is everywhere: the open web, social media, apps on your devices. However, it can be difficult to search for news from many different sources at once, free of charge - this is where the Yale Library website comes in. Just as with our scientific databases like Scopus and general databases like Articles+, the Library pays the subscription fees, allowing you to view and use this content in your academic work without charge.
One other note: news coverage does not undergo peer review before publication. Content is usually reviewed by an editor and supplemented with fact-checking, but this material must be published quickly - or it's no longer "news."
(AIDS Collection (MS 1834). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.)