A newspaper is a printed or online publication that provides readers with news and articles. If you want election results or even the weather, consult a local newspaper.
When you read a newspaper, you unfold sheets of paper that are printed with news articles, opinion pieces, ads, and often puzzles and comics. The very earliest version of a newspaper was carved in stone or metal in ancient Rome, providing information and announcements from the government. The first true general interest newspapers were printed in Europe in the 1700s. Sometimes the paper itself that newspapers are printed on is called newspaper too.