In its heyday in the 20th century, Daily News was one of the largest newspaper publishers in the world, famous for its sensational stories and brawny metro tabloid format. It served as the model for the fictional Daily Planet in the first two Superman films, and won prestigious Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and investigative journalism. In addition to its New York City edition, it also published a Sunday version called Sunday News. Today the paper is owned by Tribune Publishing and has a staff of more than 400. It maintains offices at One Police Plaza in downtown Manhattan, and its front pages are often presented on the New York Times website, while full-page features from newspapers around the country and sometimes from abroad are clipped and arranged in a separate section.
Topic Focus: News articles report on a variety of topics, from national and international news to sports, science, arts and music. Newspapers also typically contain obituaries, editorials and letters to the editor. Articles are normally printed in black and white, but some sections, such as the weekend comics, may use color.
Layout and Arrangement: Newspapers are generally divided into sections, with the most important stories appearing on the front page of each section. Some newspapers have special inserts and supplements that contain additional stories, which are usually printed on glossy paper. Newspapers will also include advertising, which is usually printed in black and white.
Authors: News articles do not normally attribute authorship, except for those from wire services such as the Associated Press and Reuters. Editorials and letters to the editors will usually identify the authors. Some newspapers will include contact information for readers to send in comments or questions.
Frequency: Newspapers can be published on a daily, weekly or biweekly basis. Local newspapers are often published on a daily basis, while large national and regional newspapers are typically published weekly or biweekly.
Circulation: The total U.S. daily print circulation for newspapers in 2020 was 24.3 million for weekdays and 25.8 million for Sundays. This is a significant decline from the peak of 44.8 million daily newspaper subscribers in 2000, but newspaper revenue is slowly recovering.
In the digital age, newspapers have moved to online platforms, where they are competing with a wide variety of other sources for news and information. Despite declining print circulation, newspaper websites have continued to grow in audience traffic. Despite the rise of online media, newspapers remain a vital source of information for many Americans.