A newspaper is a periodical publication printed on paper and distributed to subscribers. They contain news articles and feature articles on national, regional, and local events. They also include opinions and analysis written by editorial staff or guest writers. They are typically arranged in sections such as the front page, news, sports, entertainment, classified ads and opinion. They are often published daily, weekly or bi-weekly. They may also be published in weekend editions, which are separate from the main print edition.
In the United States, daily newspapers are still a significant part of the news industry. While their print and online subscription numbers have declined since the mid-2000s, they continue to have a critical role in America’s democracy. This project uses data from Comscore to track the digital audience of top-circulation U.S. newspapers in 2022.
Founded in 1919, the New York Daily News is the ninth most widely circulated newspaper in the United States. It was the first American tabloid daily newspaper and is often cited for being the first newspaper to employ the modern newspaper format. Today, the paper is owned by tronc, and it serves a diverse urban audience with an emphasis on the city’s politics, business and finance, crime, weather, and natural disasters. Its editorial page features a broad-based range of viewpoints, with a leftward bias, and it is often contrasted with the right-leaning New York Post.
A large number of other daily newspapers exist in the United States and throughout the world. While many of them serve a geographically defined audience, others focus on niche audiences such as businesses, communities (such as gay or indie rock fans), sports teams or other interests. There are also several weekly newspapers, which are generally free and serve limited regions of a city or region.
While the content of a daily newspaper is usually not credited to individual authors, articles often reference the original source and provide links to other websites for additional information. In addition, some newspapers have columnists whose opinions are reflected in the news articles they write, and editorials frequently attribute authorship. Lastly, some papers publish letters to the editor and other submissions from readers that do not have named authors.