Daily news is an ongoing flow of information about current events and affairs. It can take the form of television and radio broadcasts, news websites, newspapers, magazines and other print publications. The term also applies to online content that is updated regularly, such as blogs and social media posts. The information is usually presented in a condensed form with links to the original sources for more details. Newspapers have traditionally been the main source of news, but they have lost market share in recent years to digital sources and have suffered declining circulation.
Many newspapers cover a broad range of topics and report on everything from international news to local community events. They often include political coverage and opinion pieces as well as sports news and weather reports. Some may focus on specific subjects, such as science or arts. In addition, some publish obituaries. Newspaper articles are typically written by professional journalists. They might also be sourced from wire services such as Reuters or Associated Press. However, feature stories and editorials will normally attribute authorship. Reader letters to the editor are also generally identified by name.
While some newspapers have a neutral editorial stance, others have strong ideological biases. For example, the New York Times is considered to be a liberal publication while the Boston Globe is a conservative newspaper. Some newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times and the New York Post, have a mixed stance.
In its heyday in the 20th century, the New York Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived on investigative reporting and scoops. It was the model for the fictional Daily Planet of the first two Superman movies and won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and feature writing. Eventually, it fell into a circulation war with the even more sensational New York Post, but by the 21st century its circulation had declined significantly.
Circulation declines in the newspaper industry have been fueled by changing consumer habits. The majority of people now consume their news online rather than in print, and many newspapers have shifted to an all-digital format. In 2020, the estimated total daily U.S. newspaper circulation was 24.3 million for weekday and 25.8 million for Sunday, though that figure excludes digital subscriptions.
The New York Daily News was one of the largest newspapers in the United States at its height, but it has struggled under its new owner, a hedge fund called Alden Global Capital. Since taking over the paper, the hedge fund has imposed layoffs and buyouts to cut costs. The result has been a sharp decline in both print and digital circulation for the 102-year-old tabloid.
In 2017, the New York Daily News was sold to Tronc, a Chicago-based media company. The sale was controversial, as the newspaper had been losing money for some time and employees had voted to unionize. The move was approved by shareholders on May 21, 2017. The Daily News’s longtime publisher, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, stepped down as chairman of the company and was replaced by Tribune Publishing CEO Dick Achenbaum.