A daily news is a newspaper that reports on events that happened during the previous day. Its content is usually a mixture of both local and international news, as well as articles on sports and entertainment. Many newspapers have a section dedicated to politics and elections, while others focus on specific topics such as crime, religion or fashion. A daily news can also contain opinion pieces and editorials. In addition to traditional printed papers, there are online versions of daily news, which may be regulated by journalism organizations such as the Press Complaints Commission.
The first thing that a newspaper has to do is grab the reader’s attention with the headline. This needs to be catchy, emotion evoking or create curiosity. The body of the article begins with a brief overview of the event or news story, followed by details and quotes. Unlike a novel, which is written from the bottom up, a newspaper is written from the top down, with the most important information at the beginning and less important details towards the end.
Historically, the main medium for delivering daily news was print, but as of late there has been a shift to online versions. Most printed newspapers now have an online version, although some have completely ceased publication in print and have gone exclusively digital. Online newspapers can be accessed by computer or mobile phone and are regulated by the same journalism organizations as traditional printed papers.
In the past, newspapers were primarily printed on low-grade paper called newsprint. Today, most of them are printed on high-grade glossy paper. Some have a special coating to make them more colorful and durable.
The person in charge of selecting the contents for a newspaper is known as the editor. The most senior editor has overall responsibility for the newspaper, while other editors specialise in a particular area such as local or national news. In smaller newspapers, a single editor may be responsible for all content areas. In more established publications, a team of editors will be assigned to different subject areas.
Newspapers often use photographs and other graphic illustrations to support their articles. These artists are known as graphic artists. Some newspapers also have columnists, who write regular articles recounting their personal opinions. The earliest daily newspapers featured political and social commentary. As these became more common, they began to include articles on sports and other popular events.
The Yale Daily News is the oldest college newspaper in the United States, founded in 1878. Its staff, writers and contributors have included William F. Buckley, Lan Samantha Chang, John Hersey, Sargent Shriver, Joseph Lieberman, and other prominent figures in public life. The YDN Historical Archive includes digitized copies of printed issues from over 140 years. For more information on the YDN archives and how to obtain permission for reproducing them, please visit the YDN Rights and Permissions page. The YDN is published every weekday when Yale University is in session.