A daily news is a newspaper published on a regular basis. It provides information about current events and is often opinion-based. It also reports on business and politics. It may contain photographs or other illustrations. Usually it is printed on a large format and includes a range of different sections, such as intense city news coverage, celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section, and an opinion section. It is also known as a tabloid.
The first successful tabloid newspaper in the United States, the New York Daily News (known as the New York Times until 1929) was launched in 1919. It quickly attracted readers with sensational stories of crime, scandal and violence, lurid photographs, and other entertainment features. It competed successfully with the more traditional rival, the New York Post, and became a major national newspaper.
From its beginnings, the News has been financially independent. Its editorial stance has varied, but generally it is centrist with a “high-minded, if populist, legacy”. During World War II, the News was a staunchly anti-fascist paper; it supported isolationism and was critical of the U.S. government, but by the 1960s its stance had shifted to one of moderate conservatism.
In addition to the daily newspaper, the News publishes several other products, including a Sunday edition, a weekly magazine and various special issues such as the Yale-Harvard Game Day issue, the Commencement issue and the First Year Issue. It also operates the Daily News Archive, which provides access to digital versions of the newspaper dating back to the 19th century.
Today, the News is owned by Tronc, a Chicago-based media company that also owns the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. The News has local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens and maintains offices at City Hall, within One Police Plaza, and at various state and federal courthouses. It also has a national bureau in Washington, D.C.
As a result, the News has a very diverse audience. While the majority of its readership is in the United States, it has an international following as well. Its website, nydailynews.com, receives more than 5 million unique visitors per month, and its social media accounts have over 2 million followers combined. The newspaper is available online, in print and on mobile devices. In addition, it has an extensive distribution network and is sold in supermarkets, convenience stores and newsstands throughout the greater New York metropolitan area. It has a reputation for being an important source of political information in the city. In fact, it is sometimes called the city’s most influential and prestigious newspaper.