A daily news is a newspaper that publishes articles on current events, politics and personalities. It may also cover business, economics and finance; sports and entertainment; crime and security; the weather and natural disasters; science and technology; and other subjects of general interest. In some countries, newspapers also include editorial opinions on public affairs and current events. Newspapers may be distributed by mail, by hand, on the Internet or through other electronic means. Most of today’s newspapers are aimed at readers in a large geographic area. Some are specialized, such as those devoted to particular types of business or sports. Some have a weekly edition, while others are published every day or even more frequently.
In early modern Europe, increased cross-border interaction created a need for rapid communication of political, military and economic news. In response, a variety of concise handwritten publications emerged, often known as notizie scritte or gazettas. They usually cost a small amount, such as one or two francs, and were used to convey local news to cities. Although these documents shared some characteristics with modern-day newspapers, they were not considered true newspapers because they were limited in subject matter and did not meet classical criteria for being published on a regular basis.
Today’s newspapers include broadsheets, tabloids, regional papers and online editions that can be read on computers and mobile devices. The most popular and influential are the major metropolitan newspapers, which can reach millions of readers on a regular basis. Many people subscribe to these papers, and they are often delivered directly to readers’ homes.
A common measure of the health of a newspaper is its market penetration, which is defined as the number of households that receive the paper multiplied by the average number of times it is read per week. As other media outlets have become more competitive, this figure has fallen over time, but it remains a vitally important indicator of the success and viability of a newspaper industry.
While the newspaper industry continues to face declining readership and advertising, some newspapers have found ways to thrive in the digital era. Some are adapting their editorial and reporting approach to the changing needs of readers, while others have successfully diversified their revenue streams. These trends are likely to continue as the media industry evolves further in the future.
The New York Daily News was founded in 1929 and based its headquarters in the iconic building on East 42nd Street designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood until 1995. The building was featured in the first two Superman films and is recognizable to many New Yorkers for its giant globe and weather instruments. A bench in the lobby still bears the names of Dick Young, Jimmy Cannon and other legendary writers who sat on it through the years.
The Daily News’s current stance can be described as “flexibly centrist with a high-minded, if populist, legacy.” It has been accused of supporting isolationism during World War II and advocating the Teapot Dome scandal in the 1930s. The newspaper has a long tradition of editorial controversy.