A daily newspaper is a general interest periodical published on a regular basis, typically daily or weekly. It typically contains news, current events and opinion. It may cover politics, world news, business and economy, crime, sports, society, culture, celebrity gossip, fashion, food, and the arts. Newspapers are primarily delivered via mail to homes and businesses, but can also be found at newsstands and restaurants. They are often distributed in large cities and metropolitan areas, but can also be found in smaller communities.
The New York City Daily News is an American tabloid newspaper founded in 1919. The paper is known for its sensational headlines and breaking news stories, and has a long history of investigative journalism. The paper is a founding member of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, and has won multiple awards from the New York Press Association, including its “Best Local Newspaper” award in 2014. The Daily News has an AllSides media bias rating of Left, meaning that it tends to lean toward liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy.
A common measure of a newspaper’s health is market penetration, which is the percentage of households in its circulation area that receive a copy of the publication. In the 1920s, daily newspapers reached a peak of market penetration in the United States of around 123 percent. Since then, as other forms of media have developed and as printing has become cheaper and more convenient, the percentage of households receiving a newspaper has declined.
In the early modern era, increased cross-border interaction created a rising need for news. This need was initially met by short, concise handwritten news sheets called avvisi, which were published daily and sold for one gazetta, a small coin. In the 17th and 18th centuries, more-informed journalists developed a more sophisticated approach to reporting the news. They began to publish more-detailed news articles in printed form and used the postage system to distribute them far and wide.
In modern times, the newspaper industry has been plagued by declining readership and advertising revenues. In an attempt to survive, some papers have introduced new products and services such as websites and mobile apps. In addition, they have diversified their content by adding sections such as celebrity gossip, classified ads, and comics. Some have even tried to increase their credibility by appointing ombudsmen and developing ethics policies, using more stringent corrections policies, and communicating their editorial processes and rationale with readers.
Despite these challenges, many papers remain profitable, and some continue to expand into other markets. For example, the New York Daily News has offices in several countries and publishes in more than 25 languages. In addition, the paper is a founding member of the Global News Alliance, an organization of international news organizations that collaborates on various projects to improve international journalism. The Alliance has more than 50 members and has offices in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, and Japan. Currently, the Alliance has two projects in development: The Global News Initiative and the Digital Global Journalism Lab.