The Daily News

Daily News

A daily newspaper is a periodical publication printed and distributed in one or more regions on a regular basis, typically Monday through Saturday. Its contents generally include news articles and feature stories about local, regional, national or international news. In addition, many newspapers include classified ads, entertainment sections, sports articles and editorials. A daily newspaper may be published in the form of a tabloid or a broadsheet, or both. It is often a general-interest newspaper, but some are specialized for niche interests such as business or politics.

Historically, most newspapers were based in large urban centers. In modern times, however, the majority of newspaper readership has been in suburban and rural areas, where there is a greater demand for locally produced news and information. In the United States, there are approximately 4,000 daily and weekly newspapers. The vast majority of them are located in the northeastern and midwestern United States.

Newspapers are typically produced on cheap, off-white paper known as newsprint. Since the 1980s, technological advancements such as desktop computers, word processing software and graphics programs have significantly increased the quality of printing for most newspapers. The use of digital cameras, computerized prepress and typesetting systems have also reduced production costs. In addition, the development of digital photography and video has allowed for more multimedia content.

In the 1920s, the New York Daily News became the first successful American tabloid newspaper. It attracted readers by sensational coverage of crime, scandal, and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons and other entertainment features. In its heyday, the Daily News had the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the world.

The Daily News is currently owned by Tronc, a media company founded in 2017. Its headquarters are at 4 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan.

Its current editor in chief is Robert York, who replaced Jim Rich in 2016. In recent years, the newspaper has had a moderate-to-liberal political lean, frequently competing with its more conservative rival, The New York Post.

The paper’s longtime home was the News Building on East 42nd Street, a landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. It was the inspiration for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The News moved to 450 West 33rd Street in 1995. A wooden bench in the lobby of the building was famous for being the favorite seat of a number of newspaper columnists, including Dick Young and Jimmy Cannon.

A Daily News with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left reflects a strong bias toward liberal, progressive or left-wing thought and policy agendas. It is our most liberal rating.

The Daily News is the oldest and most influential college daily newspaper in the nation. It is independent of the Yale University community and has been financially and editorially independent since its founding in 1878. During the academic year, The News is published Monday through Friday and during the summer it is published seven days a week.