What is newspaper?

  • (noun): Cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers.
    Example: "They used bales of newspaper every day"
    Synonyms: newsprint
    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:

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 ... These newspaper clippings were adapted into plays intended to inform audiences, often with progressive or left-wing themes ...
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 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 ... and Veeraraghavachariar, 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 ...
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 ...
La Rotonde
... 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 ...

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): 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:

    Every day or two I strolled to the village to hear some of the gossip which is incessantly going on there, circulating either from mouth to mouth, or from newspaper to newspaper, and which, taken in homoeopathic doses, was really as refreshing in its way as the rustle of leaves and the peeping of frogs.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)

    You try to tell me anything about the newspaper business! Sir, I have been through it from Alpha to Omaha, and I tell you that the less a man knows the bigger the noise he makes and the higher the salary he commands.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)