The Daily News is an American newspaper based in New York City. It was founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News and is a descendant of the first tabloid newspaper in the United States. It reached its peak circulation in 1947 and has won eleven Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to its weekday editions, it also produces a Sunday edition which is generally several times thicker than the weekday versions and includes special sections such as comics or Sunday magazines. The New York Daily News is currently owned by Tronc, which acquired Tribune Publishing in 2017. Ad Fontes Media rates the paper as Skewed Left in terms of bias and Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability.
Almost all newspapers are published at regular intervals, usually daily or weekly. The news stories and articles in these publications are written by professional journalists. Some of these papers have very large circulations, while others have much smaller readerships. The most common type of newspaper is the daily or weekly local newspaper, but there are also regional, national, and international newspapers. There are also some specialty newspapers, such as those that focus on particular groups of readers such as immigrants, sports fans, or the local gay community.
Most newspapers contain political, economic, and social news stories. Many include commentary and opinion from professional writers and regular columnists. In addition to the news stories, some newspapers have other sections such as the op-ed (opposite the editorial page) and letters to the editor pages.
Some of the most popular news stories in recent decades have been about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods, and celebrity scandals. Many of these stories have been accompanied by graphic images and have resulted in public outrage, which has caused some politicians to rethink their positions on the wars or the use of controversial images.
In recent years, a number of large U.S. newspapers have faced financial problems, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2011, the newspaper industry has suffered from declining advertising revenues and the popularity of online media sources. As a result, some newspapers have cut staff and shifted resources to digital operations.
In addition, many readers have shifted from buying printed copies of newspapers to reading them online. This has put more pressure on publishers to make their websites user-friendly and provide the information that their customers want, without excessive advertising. Many newspaper sites have tried to increase their credibility by appointing ombudsmen, developing ethics policies and training, using more stringent corrections policies, and communicating with readers about how they determine which stories are to be published.
The Yale Daily News, founded in 1878, is the oldest college daily newspaper in the country. It is published every Monday through Friday during the academic year and primarily serves the Yale and New Haven communities. The Daily News is financially and editorially independent from the university, though it works closely with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups to publish issues focused on issues of interest to those communities.