Whether reporting on major political events, weather conditions or sports, the media shape the dominant cultural and social picture of society. At the same time, independent news sources have evolved that attempt to report on stories that escape media attention or underlie larger phenomena.
In the US, the first successful tabloid newspaper was founded in 1919 as the New York Daily News. It attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime, scandal and violence and lurid photographs, as well as cartoons and other entertainment features. The Daily News shifted its editorial stance from isolationism in the early 1930s to a more moderately centrist position by the 1960s.
A daily newspaper is a publication that is published every day, usually in the form of a broadsheet, tabloid or magazine. It may be published weekly, fortnightly, monthly or more frequently. It may cover local, national and international news. It may also include opinion pieces and editorials. Its content is primarily news-based and may contain feature articles as well as articles about politics, culture, sport and the business world.
The Yale Daily News is the nation’s oldest college newspaper, published Monday through Friday during the academic year in cooperation with students and faculty at Yale University. The paper is financially and editorially independent. The Yale Daily News’ editors strive to present an accurate, fair and balanced account of the current campus and local news, including national and global events, political controversy and gossip, as well as arts, culture, student life and entertainment.
Daily News also publishes a Saturday edition and various special issues during the year, including the Yale-Harvard game day issue, graduation issue and a first-year issue. The paper is distributed on campus and throughout New Haven, Connecticut, and also through paid subscriptions.
Besides being the main source of information about our daily lives, newspapers and television also play a vital role in influencing public opinion and the formation of government policies. This is because they often serve as a medium for conveying political messages and opinions of various groups in society. A newspaper’s editorial stance influences its content, as is evident from the fact that some of them adopt a more conservative stance while others are more liberal.