A daily newspaper is a publication that is published on a regular basis, usually each day of the week. It contains news and other information of general interest. Most newspapers have political, economic and social coverage as well as sports news, and often also feature science and technology articles. Other topics of interest to readers include crime, business and finance, entertainment, and lifestyles. A daily newspaper can be printed in a wide range of formats.
A newspaper may be written by one person or by a group of people. It may contain editorials, letters to the editor, advertisements and other items. It may be edited by the publisher or by a staff member, and it is sometimes proofed by an assistant or editor. A daily newspaper may be distributed through mail, at retail outlets or through newsstands. A daily newspaper typically consists of a single issue, though weekly publications can also be called newspapers.
In the United States, most daily newspapers are classified as broadsheets or tabloids. The former are large (600 mm
Many newspapers produce a Sunday edition, which is separate from the daily paper. This is particularly common in Britain. The Sunday papers are usually several times as thick as the weekday editions, and have special sections. The names of the Sunday newspapers are usually different from those of the daily papers. For example, The Times and The Sunday Times are not the same newspaper, even though they share a name.
During the 1920s, most American households received a copy of a daily newspaper. As other media gained popularity, the market penetration for daily newspapers declined rapidly, and it has since remained below 100 percent.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive, a project of the Yale University Library, is a digital collection of over 140 years of print editions of the Yale Daily News. The archive provides free access to digitized copies of the printed newspaper and is available to the general public. The archive was created in 2021 thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous Yale College alumnus.
The New York Daily News is a morning daily newspaper founded in 1919 and the first tabloid newspaper in the United States. It is currently owned by tronc, the Tribune Company’s publishing operations, and is based in Lower Manhattan at 4 New York Plaza. The newspaper is known for its extensive coverage of city news, celebrity gossip and politics, and a long tradition of spicing up its pages with lurid photographs and cartoons. The Daily News won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1988 and, with ProPublica, was awarded another in 2021 for uncovering police department abuse of eviction rules. Its building at 220 East 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is a New York City landmark.