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Newspaper Terms

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title of the paper
masthead
little section with info about the paper (price, where it's published, etc.)
index
list of what's going to be in the paper
headline
title of the article
byline
author of the article
hard news
major, factual news without opinions
lede
in hard news with info of when, where, who, what
feature
incorporates human aspects, entertainment, analysis, etc. into the story
caption
phrase/sent. describing a picture
editorial
no bylines, articles with opinions of the newspaper
op-ed
with bylines, articles with opinions of the writer
advertisement
companies persuade an audience to buy something
obituary
article about a person that recently died