Daily News

A Daily News is a newspaper distributed on a regular basis. They usually report local and national current events, as well as other topics of interest. They are available in print, on the Internet and on mobile devices. Newspapers are published by a variety of organizations, including local, regional, state and national governments, as well as the private sector. They are primarily regulated by journalism organizations in the country in which they operate, with some exceptions.

The origins of the newspaper can be traced back to the 15th century in Europe, where increased international interaction led to a need for more reliable information about political and military events. During the 16th and 17th centuries, concise handwritten news-sheets called notizie scritte were used to convey political, economic, military and other information rapidly from city to city. These were not traditionally considered newspapers, but shared many of the same characteristics as those that would later develop into modern-day newspapers.

Modern-day newspapers are largely influenced by their readers and advertisers. They are often characterized by their editorial stance. For example, the New York Daily News was known in the 1920s for its sensational reporting of scandal and violence, and the 1940s through 1960s for its conservative populist stance. In the 1990s, it began shifting its editorial stance to that of moderate centrist.

The content of newspapers is often divided into sections such as sports, politics, business and the arts. The governing body of each newspaper typically determines the editorial direction that it will take, although this may be influenced by its advertising and readership base. Journalists usually write articles for each section. Those that primarily report facts are referred to as hard news reporters, while those who write longer, less fact-oriented pieces are called feature writers. Photographers and graphic artists provide images for the articles. In addition, a newspaper may contain cartoons and other entertainment features.

Newspapers are often subsidized by advertising, but some are also supported by public funds and grants. As a result, the financial success of a particular newspaper can be unpredictable.

Despite this, the newspaper industry remains a vital part of the media landscape worldwide. In many countries, newspapers still have a significant readership and are often the primary source of information about government policies and actions. The rise of the Internet has caused a decline in the circulation of printed newspapers, but online versions have developed in response to this trend.

While online newspapers have expanded access to the news, those without access to the Internet are not able to read them. Additionally, illiteracy and other factors limit people’s ability to benefit from online news.

The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides digitized versions of the Yale Daily News from its founding in 1878 to the present. This archive is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. YDN’s digitized issues are freely available on the web to anyone who can access the archives.