The Daily News
The Daily News is a daily newspaper published in New York City. The paper is a tabloid, with a broadsheet format, and is considered to be part of the middle media. It covers a range of topics, including crime, politics, government, sports, and celebrity gossip. In addition to the printed edition, the paper is also available online and in mobile app form. The Daily News is the oldest daily newspaper in the United States, founded in 1878. The paper’s editorial staff has included notable journalists and public figures such as William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver, Strobe Talbott, and Daniel Yergin.
News articles report on current events, with an emphasis on factual reporting. They are typically short, to the point, and written in a formal tone. The articles may be intended for general or specialized audiences. They are usually published on a daily basis, though some newspapers publish weekly or bi-weekly.
Unlike novels and poetry, most news articles are brief because they must be reported quickly after an event. News reports are often the first accounts of a subject and therefore must be accurate. Unlike opinion pieces, which can include an author’s personal perspective, news articles must be objective and free of bias.
While there are many different kinds of newspapers, most are made of paper and folded into a rectangle. They are normally printed with black ink, although color may be used to highlight important photographs or to separate specific sections of the paper.
Most newspapers have a large section devoted to national and international news. There are often separate sections devoted to local and neighborhood news, sports, entertainment/amusements, classified advertisements, and opinions.
The editorial stance of the newspaper changes over time, depending on a variety of factors. For example, the News was staunchly pro-Iron Curtain during World War II and espoused isolationism in the early 1950s. By the 1980s, however, it was a centrist newspaper with a high-minded, populist legacy.
The Daily News has a long history of headlines that have become famous. The most notorious is the 1975 headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” In recent years, the newspaper has struggled with declining circulation and was sold in 2017 to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company.