A daily news is a periodical publication that provides information on current events and trends. It usually features news articles and sometimes feature stories about political events and personalities, economics and finance, crime, weather, science and technology, sports, health and fitness, lifestyle, and arts and entertainment. Newspapers are typically published every day or weekly, and are often divided into various sections with different titles. Some are also printed in a magazine format. Newspapers can be found in print, online and on television, although their market penetration has been declining as more people receive their news via social media and other sources.
The overall manager of a newspaper (or the largest shareholder of the corporation that owns it) is called the publisher. Most newspapers have four main departments devoted to publishing the newspaper itself–editorial, production/printing, circulation, and advertising. They may have additional, non-newspaper-specific departments found in other businesses of comparable size such as accounting, human resources, and information technology.
Despite the decline in market penetration of printed newspapers, many have managed to stay in business by adapting to the changing environment and adding new products and services. These changes have included web-based offerings such as online news sites, mobile apps, video news, and live streaming, along with other digital media and services that provide a more convenient and less expensive alternative to printed newspapers.
Some of these websites and apps have specialized focuses, such as local news, breaking news, sports or politics, while others focus on specific demographic groups or offer a combination of these. These sites often use the same software as traditional newspapers, enabling them to offer similar functionality and content.
There are several factors that contribute to the popularity and longevity of a newspaper, including its credibility. Some ways that newspapers have tried to improve their credibility include appointing ombudsmen, developing ethics policies and training, using more stringent corrections policy, communicating with readers about their editorial process and decisions, and asking for sources to review articles after they are published.
In its 20th-century heyday, The Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived on crime and corruption and served as the model for The Daily Planet depicted in the first two Superman films. It won Pulitzer Prizes in commentary, reporting and international journalism. Its original headquarters at 220 East 42nd Street (now Manhattan West) is an official city landmark and was the inspiration for the news building in the Batman film The Dark Knight.
A sculptural bench in the lobby of the former newspaper building memorializes the newsroom staff that sat there in the past, including legendary boxing writer Jimmy Cannon and the first staff members of The New York Times. The Daily News is currently owned by tronc, the Tribune Company’s publishing operations. Its subsequent headquarters at 450 West 33rd Street, which straddles the railroad tracks that run into Pennsylvania Station, is also an official city and national landmark. This building was designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.