Daily news is the information reported in newspapers, which are published regularly (typically daily or weekly) and distributed to a wide audience. Newspapers also feature opinion columns, where writers share their views on current events and issues. The information in a newspaper is usually gathered by reporters and editors, who then write the articles. Photographers and graphic artists provide images and illustrations to accompany the stories. Other writers may contribute op-ed pieces (“opposite the editorial page”) or letters to the editor, which are sometimes printed.
Often, journalists specialize in certain subjects, or beats. This allows them to gather news and report it more quickly, for example in the case of breaking news. Journalists also may focus on a particular subject area, such as sports, religion, or science. Some newspapers focus on specific groups of readers, such as businesspeople or women. Others focus on specific events, such as political scandals or disasters. Newspapers are also often available in several languages, which allows them to reach a wider audience.
In its 20th-century heyday, the New York City Daily News was a brawny metro tabloid that thrived on crime and corruption reporting. The paper was the model for The Daily Planet of the first two Superman movies, and its reporters won many Pulitzer prizes for commentary and investigative work. In recent years, however, the News has exhibited a more liberal bias and is often contrasted with its conservative competitor, The New York Post. The News is currently owned by Tribune Publishing, known as tronc, and its newsroom is located at 4 New York Plaza in Manhattan.
Some newspapers have tried to improve their credibility by appointing ombudsmen and developing ethics policies. In addition, many have made changes to their corrections and editing practices. Some have even reformed their organizational structures, moving away from large bureaus in favor of local offices to make them more accountable to the community they serve.
There are now a variety of ways to get your daily news, from online newsletters to smartphone apps. Some are free, while others require a subscription. While most of these sites aim to provide quick and easy overviews of the top headlines, a few, such as the Cheat Sheet, aggregate the must-reads from the best in the news business. The app sends a newsletter in the morning and afternoon, with links to the original articles for deeper reading.