A daily news is a newspaper issued on a regular basis, typically published each business day (except for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). The term may refer to a national or local newspaper that covers a wide geographical area or to a local section of an international paper. Historically, newspapers were distributed on the street or at newsstands and were available to the public at low cost. Increasingly, the availability of electronic media has made newspapers accessible over the Internet with online newspaper websites. However, the lack of Internet access and literacy remain obstacles that prevent many people from benefiting from reading the daily news.
In early modern Europe, increased cross-border interaction created a growing need for information that was quickly and efficiently conveyed to the public. These needs were met by a variety of publications, some sharing characteristics with newspapers although not strictly meeting the classical criteria for being a newspaper. For example, in Venice, the government printed notizie scritte, which were concise handwritten newsletters, costing one gazetta (a small coin). In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the New York Times, based in Manhattan, started distributing its weekly news supplement, the New York Daily News, across the United States and around the world.
Today, the largest circulation daily newspaper in the world is The New York Times. Its current owner, Tribune Publishing, has refocused the newspaper on its website. The company also owns WPIX, which broadcasts the News’ AM namesake, and WFAN-FM, a simulcast of its AM radio namesake, in addition to numerous other television and radio stations in New York City.
Historically, the New York Daily News was a tabloid, which was a type of newspaper that was smaller in size than broadsheets and favored sensational news coverage, lurid photographs, and cartoons. It became the first successful daily tabloid in the United States when it was founded in 1919, and reached its peak circulation of 2.4 million copies a day in 1947.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. Published every weekday while the University is in session, it was founded in 1884 and has many alumni who have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver, and Strobe Talbott.
The newspaper includes a large number of contributors in addition to the editor and publisher, who are responsible for selecting and editing the news. The staff members may include reporters, columnists, and editorial writers who write the newspaper’s main articles; editors who edit the contents of each issue and oversee the production process; and photographers who provide images and illustrations for use in the newspaper. Its advertising department is responsible for selling advertising space to businesses. In recent years, the newspaper has undergone a number of changes in ownership and management. Its former parent, the Tribune Company, was acquired by Tronc in 2017 for $1.