The Daily News
A daily newspaper is a periodical publication that reports news and events and often includes editorials and opinion articles. It may focus on national, international or local issues and events. In addition to written articles, many newspapers contain photographs and illustrations. The newspaper industry is characterized by high competition and rapid technological change. Historically, newspapers were available by subscription or at newsstands and shops, but since the 1990s they have been available for online purchase and reading via websites. In some countries, the daily newspaper is the primary source of information for citizens.
A typical newspaper is divided into sections for world news, local news, sports and entertainment, classified ads, comics, and opinion. The organization of the pages is based on an inverted pyramid model, with the most newsworthy information placed at the top and less important information following down the page. A typical newspaper also features an editorial page, which reflects the opinions of the paper’s editor or editors, and a letter to the editor section, where readers can submit their own comments and reactions to a story.
Many newspaper stories are based on original reporting by staff reporters, but many are also written and published from contributions by freelance writers. These authors are known as columnists, and they usually write regular articles recounting their personal opinions about events or issues. Occasionally, a columnist is also a reporter or a journalist who specializes in covering one particular subject area such as religion, sports, or politics. Other contributors to the newspaper include photographers and illustrators who provide images to support the articles, as well as designers who create the layout and design of the article pages.
Historically, many newspapers have attempted to build reader trust by employing a range of strategies designed to make their reporting more accurate and trustworthy. These have included appointing ombudsmen, developing ethics policies and training, using more stringent corrections policies, communicating their processes and rationale to readers, and asking sources to review their articles after they are published. These efforts have not always been successful, however, and readers are still likely to be skeptical of some aspects of the news they read in a newspaper.
The New York Daily News is a tabloid-style newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson. It was the first daily newspaper printed in a tabloid format, and it attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and other entertainment features. The newspaper has an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left, meaning that it tends to favor liberal or progressive viewpoints and policy agendas.
What happens in a town when its daily newspaper dies? This question has been explored in many American communities, and Andrew Conte’s Death of the Daily News is a thoughtful and detailed anatomy of what happened when the paper in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, shut down. This book makes a persuasive case that local journalism is vital, and suggests ways it can survive in the digital age.