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newspaper terms

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ad
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