A daily newspaper is a printed publication that reports current news and events, including politics, business, sports, and entertainment. A daily paper may also include comics, classified ads, and a section dedicated to local news and events. Some daily newspapers have a national or international focus, while others are primarily regional in scope. Often, they are distributed at no cost to subscribers within a limited geographic area. While most daily newspapers are aimed at a general audience, some are focused on specific groups of readers, such as certain immigrant populations or indie rock enthusiasts within a city or region.
The term “daily newspaper” is typically used in the United States, but it can refer to any publication that is published at least once a day, regardless of its format or content. In the early 20th century, many daily newspapers in the United States achieved a high level of market penetration. This was largely due to the relatively low cost of printing and the ease with which it could be transported, making it accessible to most households. In the 1980s, however, market penetration began to decline as competing media gained in popularity and other formats emerged, including online journalism.
By the 2000s, market penetration had fallen below 100 percent. The rapid expansion of the Internet and the growth of television and radio as substitutes for traditional newspapers has contributed to this trend. As a result, many traditional newspapers have been struggling to maintain their audiences and some have ceased publication altogether.
The Daily News has been one of the few remaining newspapers with significant market penetration in the United States, and its reporters and editors have won numerous awards for their work. Its editorial stance has been described as “flexibly centrist” with a “high-minded, if populist, legacy”.
A New York City tabloid founded in 1919, the Daily News was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format and won eleven Pulitzer Prizes. The paper was bought by real estate developer Mortimer Zuckerman in 1993 and sold to Tribune Publishing, now Tronc, for $1 in 2017.
In addition to intense city news coverage, the Daily News covers national and international politics, celebrity gossip and the Yankees, Mets and Giants. Its journalists are known for their sharp writing and strong personalities.
The Yale Daily News (YDN) is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States and the primary source of news for students at Yale University. YDN is available for purchase in print and digital form and includes an archive of more than 140 years of the paper’s coverage. For permission to publish YDN articles, visit the YDN Rights and Permissions page.