A daily news is a newspaper that publishes current and sometimes breaking events as well as opinions on political, economic, social, and cultural matters. Most major newspapers also contain information on science and technology, the arts, sports, and entertainment. The editorial stance of most newspapers is one of either centrist or conservative populism (though the latter may change with time). Historically, the majority of newspaper readers were male; today, women outnumber men in reading the news. Newspapers are usually published in the English language, but translations into other languages can be found, especially online.
The person who selects the content for a newspaper is called the editor. In some countries, this position has the title of editor-in-chief or executive editor. The editors of large newspapers usually have different specialties. For example, some have the responsibility for news, others for sports, and still others for features. The editor may have assistants who specialize in one or more of these areas as well.
Many newspapers have a special section for opinion pieces, called the editorial page. These articles are written by the editor or the editorial board of the paper and express an opinion on a public issue. In addition, most newspapers have a section where readers can write their own views and have them printed for everyone to read.
In addition to their regular sections, most newspapers also have a calendar of events, a crossword puzzle, and a list of movies and theatre performances. A good number of newspaper companies also operate radio and television stations and publish books.
A newspaper’s credibility depends on its ability to provide accurate and complete information. As a result, some newspapers have taken steps to increase their credibility by appointing ombudsmen, developing ethics policies and training, using more stringent corrections policies, communicating their processes and rationale with readers, and asking sources to review articles after publication.
Until recently, most printed newspapers were distributed by delivery trucks or post offices, but now most have gone digital and can be delivered over the Internet. Some have also shifted to weekly or monthly issues.
A great deal of the world’s news is gathered through the press, and newspaper reporters play a key role in providing the raw material for the news. They collect facts from various sources, and write reports that are then compiled and edited for publication. Photographers and graphic artists contribute images to support the news stories. Columnists write pieces that express their personal opinions and experiences.
The Yale Daily News Historical Archive provides access to over 150 years of the newspaper’s history. The Archive is funded by an anonymous donor and supported by the Library of Congress’s National Endowment for the Humanities. This gift enables the Yale University Library to continue expanding and improving the Archive, adding issues from 1996 to present and migrating the entire collection into a more user-friendly platform. We’re grateful for their support!