Daily news is information about events that have occurred or are about to occur, and which are important to an average citizen. News is usually gathered from many sources and reported on in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, the Internet and other media. A newspaper’s content is typically divided into sections that focus on various subjects, such as politics, business, sports, entertainment and local news. The person who selects the contents for each section is known as the editor. A senior editor is in overall charge of the whole newspaper, while less senior editors may have responsibility for individual subject areas. A news editor may also be referred to as the editor-in-chief or executive editor.
The New York Daily News is a tabloid newspaper founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News. The newspaper was the first in the United States printed in tabloid format. The newspaper became very popular in the 1920s due to its sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs and cartoons and other entertainment features. It grew to become the largest newspaper in the world in the 1930s. The paper was noted for its political conservatism and isolationism in the early 1940s, but moved toward a liberal populist editorial position after that.
There are a large number of newspapers in the world, and they vary by country, region, language and type. Most major newspapers publish editions in several languages. Those that serve a large foreign-language-speaking population or many tourists often have separate editions in those languages. English-language newspapers are also widely available outside of the United States, including in countries as diverse as Jerusalem and Mumbai.
The newspaper industry is changing rapidly as the majority of people now read their news online rather than on traditional print media. Nonetheless, traditional newspapers remain a vital part of the media landscape and continue to play an important role in providing citizens with unbiased and trustworthy sources of news.
In addition to the main edition of a newspaper, there are often supplements or special issues that are published on a regular basis. Some supplements are a supplement to a major national newspaper, while others may be a regional or state-specific publication. The Yale Daily News, for example, is an independent newspaper that publishes Monday through Friday during the school year and contains news about Yale University and New Haven, Connecticut. The News produces special issues for game days, graduations and the first year of classes, among other occasions.
The staff of a newspaper consists of reporters, writers, photographers, graphic artists, illustrators and printers. Reporters are primarily responsible for reporting the facts, while writers may write longer pieces that include opinions and personal experiences. Photographers and illustrators create the visual images that accompany articles. Columnists write regularly in a specific subject area, such as sports, religion, or politics and government. In some cases, a single journalist will be responsible for all of these tasks. In other cases, a reporter will specialize in one particular area and be assisted by a team of assistants.