What is newspaper?

  • (noun): A business firm that publishes newspapers.
    Synonyms: paper, newspaper publisher
    See also — Additional definitions below

Newspaper

A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features, editorials, and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6,580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a day. The worldwide recession of 2008, combined with the rapid growth of web-based alternatives, caused a serious decline in advertising and circulation, as many papers closed or sharply retrenched operations.

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Some articles on newspaper:

The Hindu - History
... The Hindu was one of the many newspapers of the period established to protest against the discriminatory policies of the British government in India ... the first Managing Director of the newspaper ... Started as a weekly newspaper, the paper became a tri-weekly in 1883 and an evening daily in 1889 ...
La Rotonde
... La Rotonde is the official French-language student newspaper at the University of Ottawa ... The newspaper publishes weekly throughout the fall and winter sessions on regular topics including news, arts and culture, sports, and travel ... has been created to manage the newspaper ...
University Of Edinburgh - Student Life - Media
... Newspapers The Student is a weekly Scottish newspaper produced by students at the University of Edinburgh ... Founded in 1887, it is the oldest student newspaper in the United Kingdom ... It has held the title of Best Student Newspaper in Scotland, awarded by the Herald Student Press Awards, for four years running, from 2006 to 2010 ...
The Saint - Newspapers
... The Saint (UK newspaper), a student newspaper at the University of St ... Andrews, United Kingdom The Saint (newspaper), a student newspaper at St ...
Federal Theatre Project - Background
... Living Newspapers were plays written by teams of researchers-turned-playwrights ... These men and women clipped articles from newspapers about current events, often hot button issues like farm policy, syphilis testing, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and housing ... These newspaper clippings were adapted into plays intended to inform audiences, often with progressive or left-wing themes ...

More definitions of "newspaper":

  • (noun): A daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements.
    Example: "He read his newspaper at breakfast"
    Synonyms: paper
  • (noun): Cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers.
    Example: "They used bales of newspaper every day"
    Synonyms: newsprint
  • (noun): A newspaper as a physical object.
    Example: "When it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"
    Synonyms: paper

Famous quotes containing the word newspaper:

    The newspaper is a Bible which we read every morning and every afternoon, standing and sitting, riding and walking. It is a Bible which every man carries in his pocket, which lies on every table and counter, and which the mail, and thousands of missionaries, are continually dispersing. It is, in short, the only book which America has printed, and which America reads. So wide is its influence.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The newspaper has debauched the American until he is a slavish, simpering, and angerless citizen; it has taught him to be a lump mass-man toward fraud, simony, murder, and lunacies more vile than those of Commodus or Caracalla.
    Edward Dahlberg (1900–1977)

    My note to you I certainly did not expect to see in print; yet I have not been much shocked by the newspaper comments upon it. Those comments constitute a fair specimen of what has occurred to me through life. I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)