What Is a Newspaper?

A newspaper is a periodical publication consisting of a number of pages containing information about current events and news of the day. It usually carries information about politics, economics, culture, and society and is largely written in an objective and analytical style with some opinions. Its contents are generally distributed on a daily basis, although some newspapers are only published on weekly or monthly basis. Newspapers may also contain editorials and opinion articles called op-eds that express the personal opinions of columnists. Newspapers can be found in print, on the Internet, and on television and radio. Traditionally, the term newspaper has meant a printed publication in English and other languages but in recent years there has been considerable growth in digital newspapers.

The New York Daily News was a tabloid newspaper founded in 1919, and was the first successful one in the United States. It became known for sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs and comics, and other entertainment features. It is credited with being the first to popularize the term “tabloid”. The Daily News was sold to Tronc in 2017 for $1.

Newspapers are a primary source of information in many cultures. The history of the newspaper can be traced back to a number of early forms, such as notizie scritte (handwritten news-sheets that cost one gazetta, a small coin), which were used in Italy in the 15th century to convey political, military, and economic news quickly and widely around the city. These early publications did not fully meet the criteria for a true newspaper because they were often restricted to specific topics and did not contain analysis or commentary.

Today, almost all countries have at least a single newspaper of general circulation. The most prominent newspapers have national or regional editions, and some also have local or even district-specific editions. In addition, most large newspapers have a website version that is published online. The Internet has greatly increased the availability and distribution of newspapers, although there are still a significant number of people who do not have access to the Internet or cannot afford to subscribe to a newspaper, particularly poorer people in remote or rural regions.

A typical newspaper has several departments, including editing, production/printing, advertising, and circulation. The overall manager of the newspaper is known as the publisher, and he or she oversees all of these departments. Most large newspapers have other departments that are not specific to publishing, such as accounting, human resources, and information technology.

Breaking News is an important feature of the weekly News-2-You and enables students to connect with events in their world through relevant informational text. Using Breaking News, along with the News-2-You weekly editions, allows teachers to support students in developing reading standards for informational text.