Daily News is a newspaper, founded in 1878 and based in Durban, South Africa. The paper is an intense mixture of city news coverage, celebrity and sports news and an array of columnists, ranging from well-known political commentators to popular personalities. It is known for its large and prominent photographs, as well as for its investigative reporting.
The paper is distributed free of charge in major towns and cities across the country, as well as in some rural areas. It is also available on the Internet in digital format. The newspaper is primarily funded through the sale of advertising, but it also receives some income from donations and subscriptions. The newspaper is a daily publication and has four main departments: editorial, production/printing, circulation and advertising. In larger newspapers, there are often additional non-newspaper-specific departments such as accounting, human resources and IT.
Newspapers are a popular medium for reporting current events and for disseminating opinion and information. They can be found in newsstands and shops, on television and radio, and on the Internet with online newspaper websites. Many countries have national and regional newspapers, which are sometimes combined into a single newsroom to manage costs and staffing. Most traditional newspapers have several pages devoted to politics and the economy, and they usually contain a section with editorials written by the editor (or by a group of editors) expressing their own opinions on public issues and a section with opinion articles called “op-eds” that express the personal opinions of individual writers.
A newspaper is considered successful when it has sufficient readership and distribution to generate profit from advertising sales. A typical measure of a newspaper’s success is its market penetration, which is the percentage of households in a given area that receive a copy of the newspaper on a regular basis. In the 1920s, newspaper market penetration reached 123 percent in the United States, but this figure has fallen significantly as other media have become more common and as the cost of printing has dropped.
Despite a declining circulation, the New York Daily News has remained an influential and controversial newspaper in the United States and around the world. It has a reputation for aggressive, often sensational journalism and was the first newspaper to use a wire photo service in 1928, which revolutionized newspaper photography. The newspaper is also famous for its coverage of city crime, and its reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 1989 for uncovering police abuse of eviction rules. The newspaper’s iconic headquarters at 220 East 42nd Street, designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, is an official city and national landmark, and the building was used as the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The newspaper moved to 450 West 33rd Street (also known as Manhattan West) in 1995, but the 42nd Street site continues to be the home of its sister city news operation, WPIX-TV.