The New York Daily News is an American newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson. It is a tabloid-style paper known for sensational headlines and focus on local news, with an editorial stance that often leans left. During its heyday in the mid-20th century, the Daily News was known as one of the most influential newspapers in the country. Its current publisher, cost-cutting hedge fund Alden Capital, has enacted buyouts and layoffs since taking over the paper last year.
Newspapers are weekly publications that typically include both general and special-interest sections. Typically, newspapers provide articles about political events and personalities; business and finance; crime and justice; health and medicine; weather and natural disasters; sports; lifestyle; and entertainment. Those who write articles for newspapers are called journalists and may specialize in a subject area, such as religion or politics. Photographers and graphic artists contribute images and illustrations to articles. Some newspapers also have columnists, who write regular articles that express their personal opinions and experiences. Editors edit the written content of a newspaper before it is printed and may publish letters to the editor from readers.
In addition to printed newspapers, most publishers of traditional papers have websites and online versions of their publications. Online versions of newspapers are usually easier to navigate and can be read on mobile devices. Many readers of newspapers also use social media to follow their favorite publications and get updates about stories they are interested in.
A newspaper’s website will typically include a homepage, an archive of recently published articles, and a list of categories or sections that the paper covers. The website may offer a search function to help readers find specific topics. Most newspaper sites also allow readers to subscribe to newsletters or email alerts that will notify them of stories they might be interested in.
Depending on the publication, some newspapers will not list authors for articles. Articles obtained from the various national and international wire services may not be attributed to individual authors, but will reference the wire service that provided the story. Feature articles will usually indicate the author, and editorials will either identify the editor or imply that the editors are the authors. Readers who submit letters to the editor may also be required to provide their names.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper and has been independently owned since its founding on January 28, 1878. It is currently published Monday through Friday during the academic year and serves the Yale and New Haven communities. The newspaper is available on campus and online, and it also produces special issues each year in celebration of Yale-Harvard Game Day, the commencement ceremony, and the First Year Issue. The newspaper is editorially independent from the administration of Yale University. The newspaper is funded by student and faculty subscriptions, advertising, and gifts. The newspaper’s staff consists of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni. The paper is edited and produced by an executive editor.