The Daily News
A daily newspaper is a publication that contains news articles. It can be written in either a tabloid or broadsheet format, and is published on a regular basis, usually on a day of the week. Most newspapers cover a variety of subjects, including political events and personalities, business and finance, crime and the legal system, weather, natural disasters, and sports. Many also contain columnists who write regular articles expressing their personal opinions.
Some newspapers cater to a niche market, such as business people or sports fans. Others are broader in scope, such as general interest or regional papers. The frequency of a newspaper may vary as well, with some being published daily, weekly or bi-weekly, while others are published less frequently, such as monthly.
An editorial is an article containing the opinion of a newspaper editor or group of editors on a public issue. The editorial page is often distinguished from the main body of a newspaper by being printed on a separate paper or section. Most traditional newspapers include an editorial page, as well as a section containing op-eds written by guest authors who are not staff writers.
The op-eds and editorials are intended to give readers the opinions of people who are not staff writers, while the staff writer columns are meant to be more factual in nature and aimed at informing readers about issues they might not have heard of before. In addition to editorials, most major newspapers also feature a number of other topical articles called ‘feature stories’.
During the 1940s through the 1960s, the Daily News was known as a pro-Iron Curtain paper with a conservative populist legacy, but later moved to an anti-communist stance. During the 1970s through the 1990s, it was known as a more liberal alternative to The New York Post. The News is currently considered a moderately centrist newspaper.
The Daily News Sentiment Index is a high-frequency measure of economic sentiment based on lexical analysis of news articles. The index was developed in collaboration with the Yale Library’s Economic Sentiment Project, and uses a lexical approach to measuring economics-related sentiment in the United States. The index is a tool for academics, policy makers, and investors, and it serves as a complement to existing measures of economic sentiment such as stock market prices and public polling data. In 2021, an anonymous Yale College alumnus made a gift to support the continued operation and maintenance of the Daily News Historical Archive. This donation has facilitated the migration of the Archive to its current platform, and will help to continue the work to make this invaluable resource available online. We are grateful for this support.