A daily news is a newspaper that covers current events locally, nationally or internationally. They are usually written by journalists with no previous subject knowledge and intended for a general audience. They can be hard – full of important facts and news items, or soft – focusing on the more human side of a topic. They may also be based on opinions or trends and can be found in newspapers, magazines, radio or television.
In its 20th-century heyday as a brawny metro tabloid that drew inspiration for the comic strip Superman and Lois Lane, the New York Daily News attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photos, and cartoons. Its style inspired the movie “The Paper” and won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary, writing and international reporting.
Today, the newspaper has a reputation for investigative journalism and its online offerings include an extensive archive of stories and videos. It is a source of information for the public and has influenced public opinion through its editorials and its investigative work on such topics as poverty, housing and discrimination. It is owned by Tronc, a media company whose acquisition of the Daily News in 2017 has led to the layoffs and closure of offices around the country.
Whether they are aimed at promoting the work of an organization or simply attempting to get the attention of policy makers and funders, organizations involved in advocacy often try to place news articles in the media. In order to increase the likelihood of a successful pitch, the organization should keep in mind a few basic principles.
Be a reliable source for the story. Be able to tell your story quickly and concisely. Be accessible – reporters are most interested in talking to people who can provide them with facts and details about the topic of their story. If you are unable to talk with the reporter in person, be sure to leave a substantive message with your phone number and offer 24-hour availability. Show enthusiasm when the story is good, and outrage when it is bad.
News-O-Matic offers a wide variety of news articles in a range of reading levels. All texts are correlated to standards, making it easy for teachers to use the website as part of their curriculum.
Students can browse text sets based on key topics in ELA, science, social studies and SEL. There are even news articles geared for students with disabilities. Additionally, all stories are available in multiple languages, and can be listened to by students using the “Read to Me” feature. This allows students to hear the article read aloud, in their native language, while gaining valuable listening practice. New articles are added to the site each month. The articles are arranged chronologically, allowing students to track the progression of events. The stories are also broken down by category, providing them with an easily-accessible overview of global and national events. The articles can be accessed through the website, or downloaded in PDF format.