News articles present a brief account of current events locally, nationally or internationally. They are usually published daily, semiweekly or weekly and are intended to inform the general public. They are often written by journalists who may or may not have subject expertise, and they typically require little or no previous background knowledge on the part of the reader.
Depending on their format, newspapers include a variety of sections, including national and international news; local news; entertainment/amusements; sports; classified advertising; and opinion/insights. They are normally printed on large sheets of newsprint and folded; some use color to highlight specific sections or for important photographs.
The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are among the highest-circulation newspapers in the United States. Their combined digital subscriptions have increased in recent years, but because they report their own subscription numbers independently of AAM, these figures cannot be merged with AAM totals to determine the true total number of newspaper subscribers.
In its heyday in the 20th century, the New York Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived on investigative journalism and spawned the fictional Daily Planet of Superman films. Today, it is owned by Tronc, a Chicago-based media company.
A daily newspaper serves as a record of current events and community news, and it also provides information on government activities, business and industry, and social issues. It contains a wide range of articles, including feature stories, opinion pieces, and editorials. It is the main source of information for the general public on current events and controversies, as well as the most reliable source of detailed, up-to-the-minute news.
In addition to regular news articles, some newspapers also publish special issue editions that explore specific topics. For example, the Yale Daily News (YDN) has produced special issue editions on the heritage and traditions of New Haven’s Indigenous, Black, Latino and Asian American communities in partnership with campus organizations.
Founded in 1878, the Yale Daily News is the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. Its Historical Archive includes digitized versions of its print editions from over 140 years.
Andrew Conte’s Death of the Daily News is a compelling and timely study of what happens when a town loses its daily newspaper. A lucid and readable anatomy of the process, it is also a hopeful book that shows how a new kind of local journalism can revive itself. This is a necessary read.