A daily newspaper is a periodical publication printed on paper and issued each day. It usually contains current news, editorials, and columnist opinions. Some also contain entertainment news, sports, and weather information. Most newspapers are circulated in a specific geographic area. However, there are also many online editions of major newspapers that are distributed worldwide. Some of these publications are regulated by journalism organizations in their countries, like the Press Complaints Commission in Britain.
During the early modern era of increased travel between European cities, a need for quick and efficient delivery of news arose. This need was met by short handwritten newsletters, known as notizie scritte (notices written), which cost one avetta (“gazetta”). These notizie were not true newspapers but rather early forms of the modern newspaper.
In the early 20th century, with the advent of a new print technology, larger and thinner daily newspapers came to be called broadsheets. Today, there are two main formats of printed newspaper: broadsheets and tabloids.
In contrast to the avetta, a tabloid is a much smaller publication that is often perceived as more sensational in its content than broadsheets. Tabloids are often printed on lighter stock paper and have fewer pages than broadsheets. They are generally sold for less than broadsheets, making them affordable to more people. Examples include The Sun and the National Enquirer in the United Kingdom.
The daily news was once a common part of everyday life. In a world where the Internet has become a major source of news, some people are concerned that newspapers will eventually disappear from the market. However, some people believe that newspapers are still a useful resource to stay informed about the world around them.
Many different types of daily news are available, and they cover a variety of topics from politics and business to science and the arts. Most daily newspapers are aimed at a general audience, but some are more specialized and target groups that share a common interest such as a particular ethnic group or region. There are also many weekly newspapers that serve communities as small as a single city or town.
A newspaper is typically edited and published by a large staff of journalists, some of whom are assigned to specific news stories. These reporters may be aided by editors who select and arrange the news to be included in the paper and may edit and proofread the finished product. The overall manager of a newspaper is the publisher. Larger newspapers have several departments devoted to different aspects of publishing the newspaper, including editorial, production/printing, circulation, and advertising. Smaller papers may have fewer departments.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to digitized versions of the print issues of the Yale Daily News, the oldest college daily newspaper in the United States. The archive includes more than 140 years of YDN history, spanning from its founding in 1878 to the present. The archive is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous Yale alumnus.