A daily newspaper is a publication containing news, opinions and articles, printed on paper. It is usually divided into sections for different types of information. These include world and local news, politics, business, crime, sports, science and technology, entertainment, and society, food and fashion. Typically, each section has its own columnists and writers. Some newspapers also include editorials written by the editors (or editorial boards) expressing their own opinions on issues of public interest and opinion pieces called “op-eds” by guest authors, as well as letters to the editor from readers.
Most traditional newspapers reach a wide audience through print distribution, although some have online versions as well. Generally, they are free to read and are distributed in specific geographic areas. They can also be delivered through subscriptions. A key measure of success for a newspaper is its market penetration, which is the percentage of households receiving it.
Many newspapers focus on a specific group of readers, such as a particular ethnic or religious population within a city or region or an interest area such as sports or the arts. Others are more general and try to appeal to a broad range of readers. There are even specialized newspapers such as those for the gay community or indie rock fans within a city.
Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News was the first tabloid newspaper to be successful in the United States. It attracted readers with sensational stories of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons.
It is still one of the largest newspapers in the United States, and is published in New York City. The newspaper has a very strong record for Factual reporting but it is known to have a fairly firm liberal editorial bias. The newspaper is considered a trustworthy source of news and analysis, but its reputation for bold headlines and sensationalism has sometimes led it to take on crusades that may not be helpful in maintaining the trust of its readership.
A weekly newspaper is a periodical publication consisting of one or more issues, typically printed on paper with a high content of news and commentary. It is a form of journalism which relies on the submission of material by contributors, and which is edited by professional journalists. Most weekly newspapers are primarily a compilation of news and features, and often contain articles about art, music and literature, as well as national and international affairs.
The Yale Daily News is a newspaper published every weekday when the university is in session. It is the oldest college daily in the United States, and many of its alumni have gone on to become prominent figures in public life. The newspaper is also notable for being one of the most influential in American political history.
There are some ways that newspapers can try to improve their credibility, such as appointing ombudsmen, developing ethics policies and training, using stringent corrections policies, communicating the rationale of decisions with their readers, and asking sources to review articles before they are published. Some also publish transparency reports on their own ethical standards.