A daily news is a newspaper published each day, usually in the form of a broadsheet and often featuring photographs. It may cover national or international news, as well as local news and events. It typically contains news articles and features relating to politics and government, business and finance, crime and security, weather, science, health, home and living, sports, society and fashion, and the arts. Newspapers may also include opinion pieces called editorials and columns that express the opinions of editors or columnists. During the 1920s, in the United States, newspapers attained market penetration of 123 percent; this figure has since fallen, and many daily newspapers have closed.
A variety of media outlets publish news articles, with the most widely distributed being broadcast news, print journalism, and online information. Among the more prominent broadcast news outlets are television networks, radio stations, and websites. The latter may be a single site or a network of sites with different domain names and content. The latter is more common in countries with a high Internet penetration, where users can access a single website for a range of different newspapers and podcasts.
As a result of the rapid increase in cross-border interaction, a demand for news rapidly developed in early modern Europe. In 1556, the government of Venice began to issue concise handwritten news sheets, notizie scritte, for one gazetta (a small coin), conveying military and political news to Italian cities. These were precursors to the modern newspaper, although not classically considered to be true newspapers, as they had not been intended for a general readership and were restricted to a narrow range of subjects.
Newspapers were founded to satisfy the increasing demand for news and information. They have generally sought to be objective and impartial. However, the occurrence of biases in journalistic writing is not uncommon, and several ways have been attempted to reduce them, including appointing ombudsmen to investigate complaints from readers, developing ethics policies and training journalists, making sources aware they are being quoted, communicating the news and editorial processes with readers, and using more stringent corrections policies.
In the 1930s, The New York Daily News found abundant subject matter in American politics and scandal, focusing on public wrongdoing and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. The News emphasized investigative reporting and used a large staff of photographers. Its headquarters on East 42nd Street, designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, was a city landmark, and its former building at 450 West 33rd Street was the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films.
The Daily News is currently owned by Tronc, a company that bought the newspaper from the Tribune Publishing Company in 2017. In recent years it has adopted a more moderately liberal editorial stance and is frequently contrasted with the conservative populist New York Post. The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper and has been financially and editorially independent since its founding on January 28, 1878. The Daily News publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year and is a part of the university’s community of students, faculty, and staff in New Haven and the surrounding area. In addition to its daily publication, the News also publishes a weekly magazine and several special issues each year in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.