A daily newspaper is a publication that is issued on a regular basis and covers current events locally, nationally and internationally. It usually includes news, sports and entertainment information. It may also contain opinion pieces, letters and advertisements. It can be printed in either a tabloid or broadsheet format.
The New York Daily News is a morning tabloid newspaper founded in 1919. Originally called the Illustrated Daily News, it was the first U.S. daily printed in a tabloid format. It was once one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the world, but has since seen its circulation drop significantly. The newspaper still maintains local bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, at City Hall and within One Police Plaza, and at other state and federal courthouses throughout the city.
In addition to the daily paper, it has a variety of weekly supplements and special issues. These include the Friday supplement known as WEEKEND, and Yale Daily News Magazine. In the past, the News also produced annual special editions such as the Yale-Harvard game day issue and Commencement Issue.
Unlike most newspapers, which are written for a general audience with little or no prior subject knowledge, the New York Daily News often features articles that appeal to specific groups of readers based on social, cultural and political interests. These articles have historically focused on topics such as crime, politics and fashion. The News has also specialized in photography; it was an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and built up a staff of photographers.
The newspaper has also branched out into other media, including television and radio. In 1948, it established WPIX (Channel 11 in New York City), whose call letters were derived from the News’ nickname of “New York’s Picture Newspaper”; and later bought what became WFAN-FM. Both stations remain in the former Daily News Building, which is an official city and national landmark designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.
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