Daily news is a brief account of current events, usually local or regional. It is often written for the general public, requiring little or no previous subject knowledge. It can be published daily, weekly or biweekly and may include insights and opinion. News articles are usually written by journalists, although some may be submitted by readers and do not attribute authorship. Articles that are obtained from a wire service are typically identified as such.
A news article must provide all the relevant details, including where and when the event occurred, who is involved and why it is significant. If the story is about a natural disaster, for example, it must provide the number of casualties and damage caused. It is also important to include how the event happened and what the cause was, if known. Using quotes from firsthand sources is an excellent way to provide information that the reader can trust. While some people may not be open to talking about their experiences for a news article, it is worthwhile trying to reach out and ask them if they would like to share.
Many newspapers are available online. They can be accessed on computers, tablets or mobile devices and can be viewed anytime, anywhere. Some are free and others require a subscription. Some of the larger online newspaper sites have a wide variety of sections, including national and international news, local news and sports. Some have separate sections for editorials and letters to the editor.
Other news sources, such as news aggregators and blogs, also publish news stories. Some of these sources, such as Google news and Yahoo news, have a large number of stories in various categories that can be browsed or searched. These sources are normally categorized by topic and can include a wide range of articles, from breaking news to in-depth coverage of a specific subject.
Several library databases contain a collection of historical daily news, such as the Yale Daily News Historical Archive and Proquest Great Lakes Historical Newspapers. Some of these sites allow users to search or browse by subject, date and/or country.
The New York Daily News, the oldest tabloid newspaper in the United States, is a well-known source of daily news. Founded in 1919, it attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal and lurid photographs. It fought off competition from rivals such as the New York Post and, in the early 21st century, was struggling to retain its former circulation levels. By 2017, however, it had been sold to Tronc, the Chicago-based media company that owns other major American publications. The newspaper remained in its iconic 220 East 42nd Street building until 1995, which was designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood. The building was later used as a setting for the first two Superman movies. It has since been turned into apartments. The paper’s online edition has become its primary source of revenue. The paper’s physical newsroom was closed in 2017. The News is currently based at 4 New York Plaza in Manhattan.