In the United States and some Commonwealth countries, a daily news (also called a daily newspaper or tabloid) is a newspaper published every day of the week. It typically contains political, business, and cultural news and analysis. In addition, most daily newspapers have a column devoted to sports and other current events.
Most daily newspapers are regional in scope, but many have national or international reach. A few daily newspapers serve specialized audiences, such as professional athletes or the LGBT community. Similarly, some weekly newspapers target a specific geographic region or interest group. These include newspapers for farmers, hunters, equestrians, or indie rock fans.
Many daily newspapers are distributed by subscription, either printed or online. A few are free, and most of those are local papers. Many daily newspapers use photographs to illustrate their stories. Others rely solely on text to convey the story.
In some cases, a daily newspaper will publish a Sunday edition. These are often separate publications from the weekday issues, and may be printed on a different paper stock. They are generally several times larger than the weekday editions and feature special sections not found in the weekday papers. In some cases, the same publisher produces both a Sunday and a daily newspaper, and the two are referred to by the same name, e.g. The Times and The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom.
The editorial stance of most daily newspapers is flexible, although they are traditionally centrist. In the 1920s, for example, the New York Daily News favored isolationism, but later shifted to support isolation and then a more liberal position. It was also a pioneer in the use of wirephotography, and developed a large staff.
A number of daily newspapers in the United States are owned by hedge funds. These owners have been ruthless in cost-cutting, and as a result the quality of some of these newspapers has suffered. In one case, the New York Daily News was renamed the New York Post after the hedge fund owner bought the paper.
Many daily newspapers have a political affiliation, and some even have partisan leanings. In the United States, for example, the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune are both owned by Tribune Publishing. The latter is now controlled by the cost-slashing hedge fund Alden Global Capital, and has enacted a number of layoffs and other drastic changes since taking over the company.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States. It is based at Yale University and published every weekday when the University is in session. Yale Daily News alumni have gone on to careers in politics, journalism, and public life, including William F. Buckley, Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Garry Trudeau, and Sargent Shriver. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive is hosted by the Yale Library, and is available to the public. It is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus.