newspaper-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a published periodical, daily or weekly

Commentary: NEWSPAPER[+role][+provider][+regular][+information][+printed]
NOTE: the focus is on the publication content

John knows a famous newspaper columnist.
There is an interesting article on cats in today's newspaper.
We subscribe to three newspapers.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a publishing business, the press

Commentary: NEWSPAPER[+business][+publisher][+periodical]
NOTE: the focus is on the firm or business that publishes the paper

Her daughter writes for a newspaper.
The newspaper fired the reporter after the story was revealed to be fabricated.
Newspapers have been increasingly putting their content on the Internet.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a physical copy of a publication

Commentary: NEWSPAPER[+document][+published][+periodical]
NOTE: the focus is on countable instances of the published paper

Bill delivers newspapers to earn extra money.
The man left his newspaper on the train after he finished it.
Don't throw away those newspaper clippings on my desk.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the paper used for publication, newsprint

Commentary: NEWSPAPER[+substance][+paper][+inexpensive]
NOTE: the focus is on the substance, the material the publication is made from
NOTE: usually in the singular.

I had only newspaper to wrap the present in.
Put newspaper down for the puppy in case he has an accident.
We covered our heads with newspaper as we rain through the rain.