A daily newspaper is a publication that is published on a regular basis, usually on each business day. Traditionally, newspapers were printed on paper made from wood pulp and the articles were written by reporters or by people who worked in other areas of the newspaper.
The invention of the movable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg changed the face of the newspaper industry, allowing newspapers to be produced much faster and more cheaply than previously possible. Today, many newspapers are available electronically rather than in print form.
A newspaper is a periodical publication that contains news, opinion pieces and advertisements. It is often divided into sections and is distinguished from other periodicals such as magazines by its daily publication cycle. News articles typically describe events or issues of public interest, with a focus on current affairs, politics and culture. Newspapers are also known for containing sports and entertainment articles and often feature photos. A typical newspaper is printed on paper with a high percentage of recycled content.
In its heyday, the New York City-based Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived on crime and corruption reporting. It was the inspiration for the Daily Planet, the tabloid home of Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the first two Superman films, and won Pulitzer Prizes for commentary and international reporting. Today, the Daily News is still in New York and is part of Tronc.
Although newspaper circulation is declining, there is still demand for information about world and local events, and people continue to read the news on a daily basis. In addition to news, a daily newspaper may contain opinion pieces and classified ads. Most traditional papers contain an editorial page that expresses the opinion of its editor or a group of editors, and a section where guest writers may write articles expressing their own opinions.
In addition to the main news sections, a daily newspaper usually has a small number of comics, an entertainment section and a sports section. Some have an arts and music section, while others focus on a particular niche such as health, food or travel. A daily newspaper may also include a celebrity gossip column, personal ads and opinion columns. Increasingly, newspapers are online, which allows readers to access them anytime of the day or night. They can skim headlines and browse the entire newspaper or select a specific article to view in more detail. The online version can be read on a computer or smartphone, and it can be shared via social media. It is also easy to e-mail or print an article. These changes have made the daily newspaper more flexible and a valuable resource for information in our modern society.