What Is a Daily News?

What Is a Daily News?

Daily News

A newspaper is a periodical publication with printed news, opinions and advertisements. It has long been the primary source of information for people in a given area. Newspapers are available in print, on the Internet, in mobile applications and in a wide variety of other forms. They can include special editions such as Sunday or Holiday editions and may be edited to include more extensive sports coverage, celebrity gossip or classified ads. The New York Daily News, for example, is an urban tabloid that offers intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads and opinion pieces.

Newspapers began in the 17th century, as loose sheets of information for merchants, and later developed into daily city papers for citizens. By the early 19th century, newspapers were widely published in Europe and North America. During the 20th century, the growth of television and radio and declining advertising revenue contributed to declines in newspaper sales and circulation. Today, the largest newspapers in the world are online and have digitized their content for mobile applications and other distribution methods.

Most major newspapers have at least four main departments: editorial, production/printing, circulation and advertising. The overall manager of a newspaper is called the publisher. Many large newspaper companies also have non-newspaper-specific departments found in businesses of comparable size, including accounting, human resources and information technology.

The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States, published every weekday while the University is in session. Its alumni have gone on to hold positions in government and in business, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver and Strobe Talbott. The paper has a reputation for liberal politics and is one of the leading student newspapers in the country.

It is customary for a notice to be published in a daily newspaper, unless otherwise provided in the Indenture. If it is impractical without extraordinary expense to publish a notice in a Daily Newspaper, the trustees may consent to other means of publication or notification.

A newspaper is typically printed on inexpensive, off-white paper called newsprint. The most recent printing technologies such as digital prepress, offset lithography and desktop publishing have enabled newspapers to incorporate color photography and graphics, as well as improve layout, design and editorial quality.

Despite the increasing availability of electronic versions of newspapers, traditional printed versions remain popular and many readers prefer their physical form. However, some communities have no access to electronic newspapers and still rely on printed versions of their local newspaper, which are often distributed free in the public interest. Literacy and lack of resources are other barriers to newspaper access and reading, particularly among the poor and those in remote regions. Many of these barriers can be overcome through educational programs to teach reading skills and literacy in developing countries. In addition, a number of governments have policies to provide access to free newspapers. These initiatives can be combined with other efforts to reduce poverty and promote good governance.