A daily newspaper is a publication published on a regular basis, typically every business day except Sundays and holidays. The term is used for newspapers of all types, from national and international ones to small regional or local publications. Newspapers can have a wide variety of formats, and many have multiple sections, including local news, sports, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics and more.
Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was one of the first successful U.S. tabloids and remains a prominent New York City daily. It draws readers with sensational crime and scandal coverage, lurid photographs, and other entertainment features. The News has a moderate-to-liberal editorial bias, and is often contrasted with the more conservative New York Post. The paper is owned by tronc, the Tribune Company’s publishing operations that were spun off in 2017.
In recent years, the Daily News has experienced financial difficulties and been subject to a series of layoffs, resulting in lower staff sizes, reduced content and less emphasis on investigative journalism. However, the newspaper has seen an increase in readership since its purchase by tronc, and its editorial page is frequently critical of President Trump and other political leaders.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily in the United States, and has been published for more than 130 years. The newspaper is produced each weekday when the University is in session, and is distributed on campus and throughout the community. It is also available online, and the Yale Daily News website contains many articles not published in the printed version of the newspaper. Several former YDN editors, writers and contributors have gone on to prominent careers in journalism or public service, including William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Joseph Lieberman, Sargent Shriver and Paul Steiger.
A recent tussle between the Daily News and the city’s mayor over the newspaper’s cartoon depicting him as a tourist illustrates how difficult it can be to maintain credibility in a fast-changing media landscape. Despite these challenges, the Daily News continues to publish strong local news coverage, and is known for its intense sports reporting.
As the newspaper faces an uphill battle in its quest to win back the city’s attention, its editors are looking for ways to innovate and stay relevant in the digital age. These experiments, some more successful than others, may be a sign that the Daily News is on its way to becoming a true city daily again.