What is a Daily News?
Daily news is a type of newspaper that reports on current events locally, nationally or internationally. It may be published daily, weekly or semiweekly. It is written by journalists who may or may not have subject expertise. Unlike academic journals, newspapers are not edited for scholarly content or to meet standards for publication. The articles in a newspaper are arranged in order of importance and usually include a headline, a short summary of the story, and a picture, if available.
Some newspapers also offer video or audio versions of their stories. This allows readers who do not have access to a printed copy to hear or see the story, and can help them understand the context of a story. The website of a newspaper may contain links to other news organizations or to other articles that shed light on a particular story.
The New York Daily News was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson as the Illustrated Daily News, a tabloid newspaper that became the first successful daily printed in the United States in tabloid format. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and cartoons. The newspaper had a peak circulation in 1947 of more than 2 million copies per day.
In the modern era, the newspaper industry has become increasingly competitive. As a result, the number of newspapers has declined significantly since the 1950s. Many of these departed publications have been absorbed by larger publishing companies. In recent years, the industry has experienced significant consolidation in both print and online media, with some smaller independent publications being shut down entirely.
Today, the News primarily serves Yale and the surrounding area of the state of Connecticut. In addition to the daily newspaper, the News publishes special editions including the Yale-Harvard Game Day Issue and the Commencement Issue. It also produces a magazine each year called WEEKEND and several other special issues in collaboration with Yale’s cultural centers and affiliated student groups.
News-O-Matic is a weekly digital news source for students in grades K through 8. Its interactive news content teaches 21st-century skills such as critical thinking and media literacy. Thousands of schools incorporate News-O-Matic into their English language arts, science, social studies and social-emotional learning curricula.
Educators can find lesson plans, activity ideas and other teaching resources for using News-O-Matic in their classrooms. They can search for articles correlated to national and state standards in ELA, science, social studies and SEL.
Before starting to write a news article, it is important to understand the audience. Asking questions like who the article is for, where the reader comes from and what they want to get out of the article will help inform how to structure the article. This will ensure that the information in the article is relevant to the reader and that the message is being delivered in an effective way. It will also enable educators to create their own unique style and voice in their articles.