News is a brief account of current events either locally, nationally or internationally. They are written for a general readership with little or no prior subject knowledge. They often take the form of a report, feature or editorial. They can be published daily, weekly, semiweekly or monthly. They are a form of journalism that is considered a mainstay in democracy.
They are also the primary source of information for most government departments and agencies. However, they may not always be accurate. They tend to be biased, especially non-mainline American news sources such as Fox News and Gawker. The mainline American news outlets try to be as objective as possible, but this doesn’t mean they are free of bias.
Most newspapers have their own newsrooms, but they frequently rely on national and international wire services to supplement the local news. As a result, they do not normally give credit to the original source of the article. Editorials and letters to the editor usually do attribute authorship, but most newspaper articles do not.
New York City has a long tradition of newspaper publishing, and the Daily News is one of its most famous publications. It was founded in 1919 and became the first tabloid daily in the United States. Originally it was called the Illustrated Daily News and had cartoons, maps and other graphic features. The News was also an early user of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed its own staff of photographers.
The News has a high circulation, and it is widely read in the United States. In addition to reporting on local news, it covers national and world affairs, New York sports, politics and the latest celebrity gossip. Its sports section is particularly well-regarded for its coverage of the Yankees and Mets, as well as other New York teams.
As with other American newspapers, the News has a wide range of political views. In the 1920s it was a Republican paper that supported isolationism, but from the 1940s through the 1960s it had a more moderate stance. After the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, the News began to become more liberal.
In recent decades the Daily News has been losing money. Its owner, the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, has been cutting costs and layoffs. This has affected the quality of the newspaper, but the paper is trying to stay afloat with help from unions and other supporters.
The Daily News is an important part of the city’s cultural life. It is also a source of entertainment, such as its comics, puzzles and TV and movie reviews. It has also been a popular venue for live musical performances and is the site of a famous annual parade. The News also operates a museum. The Yale Daily News Historical Archive contains digitized copies of the newspaper that have been scanned from print copies held by the library. This collection provides access to over 140 years of news and opinion from the oldest college daily in America.