What is a Daily News?
A daily news is a newspaper published on a regular basis, covering a variety of subjects. Often the paper will include political news, current affairs, entertainment, and sports. In some cases a daily will also have a column that expresses the opinion of its writers, such as an op-ed or letter to the editor.
A newspaper’s circulation is usually calculated in terms of the number of copies distributed each day. Most daily newspapers have an online edition as well. A few, like the New York Times and The Guardian, also publish an e-version of their print edition. Some have a mobile version as well, for those who prefer to read their news on the go.
The New York Times is one of the largest newspapers in the world. It has won a number of journalism awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1993 for uncovering police department abuse of eviction rules. It was bought by the Chicago newspaper chain Tribune Publishing in 2017.
In addition to a general news section, most daily newspapers contain an editorial page written by the paper’s editorial board expressing an opinion on a public issue, and columns that express the personal opinions of guest writers, usually called “op-eds”. They may also have other special sections.
For example, in the United States, a newspaper might have a comics section and a sports section. It may also have a large photographs section, and intense city news coverage, as well as celebrity gossip and classified ads. A daily may have a section dedicated to politics, religion, science and social issues. It may even have a fashion or food section.
In many countries, the newspaper business is highly competitive. The most successful daily publications are usually those that are most focused on a particular market, and whose journalists are knowledgeable about their community. This can be a difficult balance to strike. Some of the ways that newspapers have tried to improve their credibility are by appointing ombudsmen, developing ethics policies and training, using stringent corrections policies, and communicating their processes and rationale with readers.
The Yale Daily News (YDN) is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. It was founded on January 28, 1878 and is financially and editorially independent. It serves Yale University and the surrounding community of New Haven, Connecticut. Many of its student editors and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public life.
YDN is published Monday through Friday during the academic year and is free for anyone to read. Its digitized historical archive is available to the public. For information about reprinting or reproducing YDN content, please see the YDN Rights and Permissions page. For a complete list of YDN alumni who have gone on to public service, please see the Yale Daily News Alumni Directory.