A daily news or newspaper is a printed publication published on each day of the week (except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) by a publisher in an area for general public circulation. The term is most commonly applied to newspapers published in metropolitan areas. Most such papers also publish local and regional editions for their readers. The newspaper business is a highly competitive industry, with the major players competing for market share and advertising revenue.
In the United States, there are many well-established and successful newspaper companies. These include the New York Times Company, Tribune Publishing, and tronc. In addition, there are many local and niche publications such as the Paso Robles Daily News, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.
The New York City-based New York Daily News is the ninth most widely distributed daily newspaper in the United States and was founded in 1919. It is not to be confused with the Illustrated Daily News, which was a tabloid and the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format from 1855 to 1906. The paper is owned by tronc, which took over the publishing operations of the former Tribune Company in 2017.
The News has long been known for its emphasis on crime, politics and social intrigue. In the 1920s, it notably highlighted political wrongdoing in the Teapot Dome scandal and the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to her abdication. During this time, it also was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a staff of photographers.
In recent years, the News has shifted its editorial stance to a more moderate-to-liberal bias, contrasting it with the right-wing New York Post. In this context, the newspaper has earned the reputation as a leading voice for liberal urban policy and politics.
It has also been a leading advocate for civil rights and women’s issues, and is a pioneer in the field of urban reporting. In particular, the News’ groundbreaking reporting on police abuses in New York led to significant reforms in the city.
The News is a member of the Pulitzer Prize board and has won countless other honors over its long history. The newspaper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1992 for its investigation into the police department’s eviction of homeless people from public housing, and won a second Pulitzer in 2017 for its coverage of the plight of immigrant children. The paper has won numerous other awards from industry organizations for its journalism, and is regarded as one of the most influential and important newspapers in the country.