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An addition to a story already written or in the process of
Instruction to a reporter to cover an event.
Designation of the person being quoted. Also, the source
of information in a story.
Headline across or near the top of all or most of a newspaper page. Also called a line, ribbon, streamer, screamer.
Bottom section of a story written ahead of an event that will occur too close to deadline for the entire story to be processed.
Area assigned to a reporter for regular coverage. Also, an exclusive story.
When a news development becomes known and available. Also, the point of interruption in a story continued from one page to another.
Short, amusing story.
Early edition, usually the first of a newspaper.
Name of the reporter who wrote the story, placed atop the published article.
In composition, type set photographically or by pasting up letters and pictures on acetate or paper.
Reporter who sends news from outside a newspaper
Reporting that ignores or treats lightly negative news
about friends of a reporter.
To cut or mask the unwanted portions, usually of a
Printed picture or illustration. Also, to eliminate material from a story.
Any descriptive or explanatory material under a picture.
Name of the city or town and sometimes the date at the
start of a story that is not of local origin.
Story, often initiated by a reporter, that digs deeper than
the usual news story.
Story a reporter has obtained to the exclusion of the
Story emphasizing the human or entertaining aspects of a
situation. A news story or other material differentiated
from straight news.
To send a story to the office usually by wire or telephone
or to put news service stories on the wire.
Printed title of a newspaper on page one.
Story that follows up on a theme in a news story.
Date book in which story ideas, meetings and activities
scheduled for a later occurrence are listed.
Abbreviation for paragraph.
Newspaper Guild, an international union to which
reporters and other newspaper workers belong.
Term for written publicity or special-interest news sent to
a newspaper for publication
Spot news; live and current news in contrast to features.
Abbreviation for "hold for release." Material that cannot
be used until it is released by the source or at a designated time.
Material placed between copy in a story.
Technique use to unearth information that sources often want hidden.
Continuation of a story from one page to another.
To delete a section from copy or to discard the entire
First paragraph in a news story.
To emphasize the names of persons from the local
community who are involved in events outside the city or region.
Designation on copy for "lead to come."
Layout or design. The arrangement of body type, headlines, and illustrations into pages.
Formal statement of newspaper's name, officers, place of publication and other descriptive information, usually on the editorial page.
Space in a newspaper allotted to news, illustrations and
other nonadvertising material.
Describes material offered the reporter in confidence. If
the reporter accepts the material with this understanding,
it cannot be used except as general background in a later
Abbreviation for the page opposite the editorial page.
The page is frequently devoted to opinion columns and
Story usually written late at night for the afternoon newspapers
of the next day.
Arrangement whereby limited numbers of reporters and photographers are selected to represent all those assigned to the story
Publicity handout, or a story given to the news media for publication.
puff piece or puffery
Publicity story or a story that contains unwarranted
A story that joins two or more events with a common
theme, such as traffic accidents, weather, police reports.
A story that attempts to correct a previous story without indicating that the prior story had been in error or without taking responsibility for the error.
Event that develops and is covered over a period of time.
Presentation a reporter makes to impress the editor with the importance of his or her story.
Short, related story added to the end of a longer one.
Story that emphasizes and elaborates on one part of
another nearby story.
Story that pulls together a continuing event for the reader who may not have kept track as it unfolded.
To write a story so as to influence the reader's thinking.
Person, record, document or event that provides the
information for the story.
Front page of an inside section.
Correspondent, not a regular staff member, who is paid by the story or by the number of words written.
Refers to a paper so crowded with ads that the news space must be reduced.
Information passed to a reporter, often in confidence.
Determination of the truth of the material the reporter
gathers or is given.
Synonym for press associations, the Associated Press and United Press International.
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