A daily news is a newspaper that prints a collection of news articles each day. Generally, newspapers focus on national and international news, including political events and personalities; crime, natural disasters and weather; business and finance; and sports. Newspapers may also include opinion articles called op-eds that express the views of individual writers or columnists. Newspapers are usually printed on paper that is coated with a special ink to make them easier to read, and they are typically divided into sections. Most newspapers are published on a weekly basis, but some are printed daily, often in large cities.
In addition to news stories, a daily may contain photographs, advertisements and comics, as well as classified ads. Traditionally, newspapers have been made available in print form by subscription and through newsstands, although they have also been distributed through the Internet since the 1990s. A number of major newspapers have also established television and radio stations based on their namesake.
Newspapers are generally available in many languages, and many have a separate English edition for the benefit of non-native speakers. In addition, some of the larger newspapers publish a Sunday edition that is expanded and contains different features from the weekday editions.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized copies of the printed editions of the Yale Daily News from its founding in 1878 through 2021. The archive is open to the public, and allows searches for articles, photographs, and advertising from the entire run of the newspaper. It is one of the oldest college newspapers in the United States, and several YDN alumni have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service.
In recent years, a number of newspapers have been closing their newsrooms. On Wednesday, the New York Daily News, once the largest newspaper in the world by circulation, announced that it was shutting its downtown Manhattan newsroom. The move was part of a restructuring of the paper by its parent company, Tribune Publishing.
The paper’s former newsroom was famous for its noisy, bustling atmosphere, and the iconic four-faced clock in the lobby still marks the time that staffers worked each day. The News once dominated the tabloid market with a focus on celebrity gossip, intense city news coverage, and social intrigue—such as the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to her abdication.
Most traditional papers are divided into major groupings—politics, business and finance, crime and justice, science and technology, health and medicine, and sports—with subgroups within each section. Most also feature editorials that offer the views of the newspaper’s editor or editorial board, and opinion pieces called op-eds that convey the views of individual writers. In addition, a typical newspaper contains a variety of other special sections such as entertainment, society, food and cooking, home fashion, and clothing and style. Many newspaper publishers have also developed special-interest titles or supplements. Some of these are printed on coloured newsprint to help them stand out on the newsstands.