The Daily News
A daily newspaper is a periodical publication containing articles about current events, usually printed on paper. It may also contain editorial content and letters to the editor. The term newspaper is often used to refer to a specific publication, but it can also be applied to any publication with a regular frequency, whether monthly, weekly or daily. Newspapers are a major source of news in many countries. They may be distributed through mail systems, postal services, wire services or electronic distribution.
The newspaper industry is a significant sector of the global economy. It is a medium for conveying information to the public and contains numerous specialized sections such as sports, politics, business and religion. The largest newspapers have staffs of thousands and include departments such as editing, production/printing, advertising and circulation. The overall manager of a newspaper is known as the publisher.
In the United States, a daily newspaper is typically a tabloid. It is a full-color, large-format publication printed on glossy paper. In addition to the main newspaper, it may have special supplements, such as the Sunday edition or the newspaper’s weekly magazine. Most daily newspapers in the United States, as well as those of most other countries, have a large number of auxiliary publications for various markets and purposes, such as weekly magazines, special editions for holidays or special events, and regional editions.
A major objective of most daily newspapers is to maintain a high level of credibility. The editors and other writers attempt to achieve this by following certain basic rules, such as avoiding lurid headlines, using factual evidence, maintaining neutrality, balancing stories with opinion pieces, and avoiding false reporting and innuendo. A variety of other steps are also taken to increase the credibility of the newspaper, such as appointing ombudsmen and providing ethics training, publishing corrections in the paper when necessary, communicating with readers about their editorial decisions, and asking sources to review their work.
Most newspapers publish an opinion page, where they present the opinions of their staff and other writers. Opinions on the news of the day are often presented in a biased way, but there is a growing trend toward more balanced coverage. In addition to an opinion page, most daily newspapers also feature a political cartoon and a comics section.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper and serves students at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It is published Monday through Friday during the academic year and is financially and editorially independent from the administration of the university. The News also publishes a weekly newspaper called WEEKEND, a Yale Daily News Magazine and several special issues throughout the year in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups. The Daily News is the recipient of an anonymous gift to help fund ongoing maintenance and expansion of the Yale Library’s Daily News Historical Archive project. The gift is the largest ever made to the Archives, and it allows for continued development of the Archive’s digital collection.