A newspaper that contains a variety of news stories and entertainment features. Usually printed daily or several times per week and distributed throughout the country or region. The daily news often includes local, regional and national news as well as a variety of other information including classified ads, comics and a sports section. The daily news may also include political and social commentary and satire.
The daily news is the main source of information for most of the world’s people. Many countries have a government-controlled daily news organization that is able to dictate what information the public will receive. Some of these newspapers are very influential and have a major impact on the way citizens view their country and the world. Others are more locally focused and rely on community contributions to provide the information they print.
In the United States, the daily newspaper gained prominence in the 1920s by emphasizing political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and violence, lurid photographs, and cartoons and other entertainment features. It became an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.
The newspaper was founded in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News and first printed in tabloid format. It reached its highest circulation in 1947 at 2.4 million copies a day.
The New York Daily News is a daily newspaper that publishes in New York City, with bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, at City Hall and within One Police Plaza, and at various other municipal, state and federal courthouses. The paper is a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Association of American Publishers. It is owned by Mortimer B. Zuckerman, chairman and copublisher.