A daily newspaper is a publication that contains news stories printed on a regular basis. These papers may be distributed in print form or online and are typically divided into sections devoted to national and international news, local news, sports, entertainment, classified advertisements and editorials. Generally, newspapers contain articles written by a team of journalists and are edited and vetted for accuracy and factual content. They are often accompanied by photographs. The word “newspaper” is derived from the Greek verb
The term is also used to describe a periodical that has the same frequency of publication as a newspaper; for example, magazines and journals that publish monthly. While many daily newspapers serve a broad range of readers within a geographic region, others focus on particular groups of people defined more by their interests than by their location, for instance business or sports publications.
There are a variety of formats that can be used to produce a daily newspaper, with the most common being broadsheets and tabloids. Broadsheets are typically larger in size (600 mm x 380 mm or 23+1/2 in x 15 in) and are associated with more intellectual journalism; tabloids, on the other hand, are smaller in size and are often perceived as more sensationalist.
Most daily newspapers are printed in black and white, but some use color to emphasize certain sections or to provide more visual impact. Normally, the editorials are published in the first section of the paper, but some have their own separate section devoted to insights and opinion.
Newspapers have a long history of providing the public with information about current events and issues that affect them. They often help to shape public opinion by providing a forum for debate and discussion of political, social and economic issues. However, the industry has been facing declining revenue and readership due to increased competition from other media outlets, including the Internet and social media.
Each Daily News article includes comprehension and critical thinking questions found below the article. In addition, “Background” and “Resources” (including video clips, maps and links) are provided below the questions to support students understanding of the topic.
Each weekday issue of the Yale Daily News features original and engaging reporting on news, arts & entertainment, lifestyles and student life at Yale. The News has served the campus community since its founding on January 28, 1878 and is the nation’s oldest college daily newspaper. It publishes Monday through Friday during the academic year, as well as several special issues each year, including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue, the Commencement Issue and the First Year Issue. The News is an independent, nonprofit organization supported by its subscribers. For more information, visit the Yale Daily News website.