A daily newspaper is a periodical publication consisting of articles written and printed every day. It is distributed over an area and contains news, editorials, advertisements and sometimes comics. The person who selects the content of a daily newspaper is called an editor. At small newspapers, a single editor may be responsible for all sections. Larger papers may have separate editors for different categories such as politics, sports or local news.
A newspaper may be published daily or weekly. The word “daily” refers to the fact that it is published each day of the week, excluding weekends and legal holidays. A daily newspaper may be written in a number of languages and for a wide variety of interests, though it is most often published in the language of the country in which it is circulated.
The daily news has been a part of America’s cultural landscape for decades. It is most well known for being the inspiration for the tabloid that featured Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the original two Superman films. It is also the ninth largest newspaper in the United States, with a weekday circulation of over 200,000. It is owned by Tribune Publishing, formerly Tronc, and has won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and international reporting.
In its 20th-century heyday, The Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived when it dug into crime and corruption. It has been described as a “republican propaganda organ” in its early history, and was a staunch supporter of isolationism in World War II. It has more recently shifted to a moderate-to-liberal stance, frequently contrasting itself with the right-wing New York Post.
Before the advent of the internet, the Daily News was one of the most widely read newspapers in the United States. At its height in the 1920s, it achieved market penetration of 123 percent, meaning that for every household in its distribution area, one copy of the Daily News was delivered. However, market penetration began to decline after that, as the rise of television and radio news began to erode the audience for newspapers.
In recent years, The Daily News has cut its staff and slashed costs in an attempt to stay in business. It has emphasized its online presence, with a focus on its website, and has also reprinted some of its old editions in book form. With fewer people buying copies of the paper at newsstands, The Daily News has had difficulty staying afloat. The newspaper’s parent company, Tribune Publishing, notified its employees on Wednesday that it would be closing the New York City newsroom and closing the offices of several other newspapers. The move is expected to save the company millions of dollars each year. The newspaper’s employees were given until Oct. 30 to collect their belongings from the building. Its distinctive clock is still affixed to the building’s facade.