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The Daily Planet is a fictional broadsheet newspaper in the DC Comics Universe, appearing mostly in the stories of Superman. The building's original features were based upon the AT&T Huron Road Building(formerly the Ohio Bell Building) in Cleveland, Ohio. The Daily Planet is based in Metropolis and employs Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen; its Editor In Chief is Perry White.

In the comics, the newspaper is located in the heart of Metropolis, at the corner of Fifth Street and Concord Lane.[citation needed] The Planet began publication in 1775; George Washington wrote a guest editorial for the first daily edition.[citation needed] The Daily Planet building's most distinguishing and famous feature is the enormous globe that sits on top of the building.

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Fictional history

Pre-crisis

When Superman first appeared in comics (in 1938's Action Comics #1), his alter ego Clark Kent worked for a newspaper named the Daily Star, under editor George Taylor. Superman co-creator Joe Shuster named the Daily Star after the Toronto Daily Star newspaper in Toronto, Ontario, which had been the newspaper that Shuster's parents received and for which Shuster had worked as a newsboy. (Called the Evening Star prior to 1899, the Toronto Daily Star is now known as the Toronto Star.)[1] During the course of choosing a name for the comic strip, a combination of the national Globe and Mail and the Daily Star was considered with a name of The Daily Globe before finally settling on the final version. When the Superman newspaper comic strip appeared, the fictional newspaper's name was permanently changed to the Daily Planet to avoid a name conflict with real newspapers.

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