What Is a Daily News?

Daily News

A daily newspaper is a periodical publication containing news, information and opinions. The term is most commonly used to refer to a general-interest paper published daily or weekly, although some newspapers are also issued in a monthly magazine format. The content is compiled and edited by a group of journalists known as editors, who may be assisted by other professionals, such as photographers and graphic artists, as well as by clerical and ad sales staff. A paper’s chief editor is usually referred to as the editor-in-chief or executive editor. Most larger newspapers have a number of specialized departments, such as editorial, production/printing, circulation, and advertising.

A newspaper is generally available for purchase in shops and supermarkets, at newsstands or on the street, and can also be obtained via online newspapers websites. The contents of a newspaper are designed to be accessible to the general public, with news articles and opinion pieces typically being written by journalists (although sometimes by guest writers) in addition to the opinions of columnists. The editorial page often features a political point of view and may be printed on all or part of the newspaper, depending on the paper’s policy.

Newspapers are generally divided into major subject areas including national and international news, politics and government; business, finance, crime, and economics; sports; science, technology, and computers; and society, fashion, food and cooking. Some papers have a separate section dedicated to a specific topic, such as health and medicine, or another cultural area. Most newspapers have a specific geographic area for which they are best known and their readership figures are one of the main factors in setting advertising rates. A separate edition may be published on Sunday, which is often several times as thick as the weekday editions and contains a variety of special sections.

A feature article is a longer, more in-depth piece of journalism that is often accompanied by photographs and illustrations. Journalists who write these types of articles are sometimes referred to as feature writers or magazine writers. They may also have a particular area for which they are best known, such as sports or travel.

The New York Daily News was founded in 1919 as the first U.S. tabloid and reached its peak in 1947 at a circulation of over 2.4 million copies daily. Its headquarters at 450 West 33rd Street straddled the railroad tracks going into Pennsylvania Station, and in the 1980s it opened the world-class New York Times Center, which is currently home to The New York Times Company. The News maintains local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and at City Hall and within One Police Plaza. It also owns and operates WPIX-TV, which was the first television station in Manhattan, and radio stations such as WABC and WRBB.

Yale’s Daily News is a student newspaper published Monday through Friday during the academic year and serves students at the university. The News is a member of the National Association of College and University Presses.