What is a Daily News?
A daily news is a newspaper, typically published once or twice per day. It contains articles about current events and news of local, national, and international significance. It is often distributed in shops, cafes, and supermarkets, but has also been available on the Internet since the 1990s.
Most traditional newspapers feature sections that cover politics and government, business and economics, crime and punishment, sports and other recreational activities, and society and culture. They may also include editorials written by the editor (or by an editorial board) and expressing an opinion on a public issue, opinions called “op-eds” that are contributed by other authors, and columns that express personal opinions about issues and topics.
Newspapers have historically been popular sources of information for voters and politicians. The ability to publish and distribute newspapers quickly, cheaply, and reliably has enabled politicians to stay informed about the opinions and concerns of their constituents. Newspapers have also influenced opinion and debate in many countries, although some citizens lack access to them due to poverty or geographic limitations.
Some daily newspapers are specialized, such as a political newspaper or a regional newspaper that covers a particular region. Others are more general, such as a community or family newspaper. A few newspapers are religiously oriented, or focus on a particular group of people such as the elderly, or people with disabilities.
The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 that serves the five boroughs of New York City. In its heyday as a brawny metro tabloid that was portrayed in the 1994 movie “The Paper,” the News won 11 Pulitzer Prizes, including for editorial writing and feature reporting. Today, the paper has the 18th highest weekday circulation of any newspaper in the United States.
In its earliest years, the News espoused conservative populism and supported isolationism in World War II. It later shifted its stance and became more moderate. Today, the News is known for its intense city news coverage and celebrity gossip.
On the editorial side, the News is flexible and centrist, and it seeks to give a voice to the voices of all New Yorkers. The News is also the only major metropolitan newspaper that has a dedicated op-ed page for its writers and readers to express their own views on any topic.
In addition to the Daily News, Tribune Publishing produces The Orlando Sentinel and the Allentown Morning Call. The former two are owned by the same company and have similar editorial policies, but The Morning Call has a more liberal editorial slant. A hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, has purchased a controlling interest in the latter two publications and is pressuring them to cut costs, including buyout offers to journalists and imposing layoffs. In response, employees at the papers have started campaigns asking for local benefactors to save them.