The Daily News is a tabloid newspaper with a long history of reporting New York City events. During its 20th-century heyday as a brawny metro tabloid that inspired the comic strip Batman and the 1994 film The Paper, it was known for aggressively investigating crime and corruption, with the paper’s founder saying “The city’s dirt is my dirt and I’m going to shovel it out.” In addition to intense city news coverage, the Daily News features celebrity gossip, classified ads, comics, a sports section, and an opinion section. It has won numerous Pulitzer Prizes, including one for investigative journalism in its “Daily News” v. “Emanuel Emmanuel” murder story in 2013. The newspaper is published by Tronc, and is headquartered in the former Daily News Building on 33rd Street in Manhattan, with local offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and at New York City Hall, One Police Plaza, and the various state and federal courthouses in the New York Metropolitan area.
The editorial staff of a newspaper chooses and arranges the articles to be printed each day. Reporters and other journalists collect facts and write short, concise articles for inclusion in the newspaper, which may be a print edition or a digital version on the Internet. Photographers and graphic artists provide images and illustrations to support the articles. Columnists write regular articles recounting their personal opinions and experiences. Editorial writers express the opinion of the newspaper’s editor on a public issue in the editorial page, and other writers may also offer their own opinions in op-ed articles, or letters to the editors.
A weekly or monthly newspaper typically has a magazine format and includes news and feature articles about topics such as international events, politics, business, science, technology, weather, crime, and natural disasters. It may also include personal columns and reviews of restaurants, movies, books, music, clothing, and other consumer goods. Traditionally, newspapers have been funded by subscriptions and newsstand sales, and advertising revenue from businesses that wish to promote their products or services in the newspaper. Many newspapers have attempted to improve their credibility by establishing ombudsmen, publishing ethics policies and training, using more stringent corrections procedures, and communicating their processes and rationale to readers.
Many newspapers have a Sunday edition, which is usually several times as thick and weighty as the weekday editions and contains generally special sections not found in the weekday papers. The newspaper industry has expanded considerably in the 21st century, with more than half of all newspapers worldwide now available online. Some of these online editions are regulated by journalism organizations, such as the Press Complaints Commission in the United Kingdom. Unlike print versions, these online editions often are free to the public. Many major newspapers are now also available in video form, as well as audio and mobile apps.