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an abbreviation for advertising

banner

a headline in large type running across the entire width of the front page

byline

the writer's name, appearing above a news or feature story

caption

the words below a photograph, describing the action and often naming the people

circulation

the average number of copies of the newspaper sold over a given period

column

a vertical division of type in a newspaper

copy

all printed material for publication

dateline

the line at the beginning of a story giving the place of the reported incident

ear

the space at the top of the front page on each side of gthe newspaper's masthead. It is used for weather, index, circulation figures etc...

editorial

a column which expresses an opinion

headline

a "title" in large type at the top of a story

human interest story

a story that does not have immediate news impact

index

a list that provides information as to the locations of the various parts of the newspaper

lead

the first few sentences or opening paragraph of a news story that summarizes the event. The lead generally tells who, what, where, when and why.

masthead

the name of the newspaper as it appears at the top of page one

op-ed

the page opposite the editorial page, which is usually devoted to opinion columns by writers other than the paper's editors

story

any article, other than an editorial or an advertisement, written for the newspaper

deck

directly below the headline, tells about the main point of the story

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