A daily news is a publication containing articles about national and international events and local issues such as crime, politics, sports, weather, society, and entertainment. News articles are often accompanied by editorials and opinion pieces or columns, in which the author expresses their own personal opinions and experiences.
Newspapers are typically published on a daily basis or weekly and come in many formats. Some newspapers are primarily news-oriented, while others focus more on specific subjects such as science, religion, business and finance, crime, weather, and natural disasters. News stories can also be found in a variety of other media, including television and radio.
There are three basic sizes of newspapers: broadsheets, compacts, and tabloids. Broadsheets are generally associated with more intellectual newspapers, while compacts and tabloids are usually perceived as more sensationalist. In general, larger newspapers have higher circulation than smaller ones, but this is not always the case; some small and medium-sized newspapers achieve significant readership as well.
In its 20th-century heyday, the New York Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons. It was the first successful tabloid in the United States and influenced such other publications as The Daily Planet, the newspaper depicted in the 1994 film, Superman.
As the New York Daily News moved into a new century, it struggled to hold onto its market share in a face-off with the more popular rival, The New York Post. The newspaper was a frequent target of cost-cutting by its owner, Tribune Publishing, and in 2017 it lost its bid for independence after shareholders voted to sell the newspaper.
The newspaper’s history has been preserved in the YDN Historical Archive, an online resource that contains digitized versions of past editions of the paper. The archive is open to the public and includes over 140 years of YDN reporting. Many of the newspaper’s editors, writers, and contributors have gone on to distinguished careers in journalism and in public life.
Currently, The Daily News is owned by Tronc, which is itself a unit of Tribune Publishing, the parent company of the New York Times and Chicago Tribune. As of late, the newspaper has faced an uphill battle against declining circulation and competition from other media sources, including digital platforms and social media. In recent months, the newspaper has announced staff cuts and a plan to close its offices in the city’s midtown Manhattan neighborhood. Its workers have protested the move with multiple legal battles, plans for multi-city rallies, and written pleas to save their jobs. Despite the bleak outlook, the Daily News remains one of America’s most popular newspapers. Its current editorial staff has a AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left. This indicates that the paper tends to support liberal political and policy agendas. This is based on content analysis of editorials, opinion pieces, and other primary source materials. It is our most liberal rating on the AllSides media bias spectrum.