36 terms

Newspaper vocabulary quizzes 1 and 2

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The essentials of any story: who, what, when, where, why and how.
alignment
refers to the justification of text at its margings: left, right, centered or justified.
bleed
a photo that extends to the end of a piece of paper
byline
copy that indicates who wrote a story
composition
part of the criteria on which a photograph is judged
cropping
the act of selecting a portion of the original image for publication. It may be enlarged or made smaller
deadline
the time when a completed assignment is due
display type
letters that are printed larger than 14 points and which serve to grab the reader's attention
editor
the person who has overall responsibility for the publication
editorial
A type of story which serves to express an opinion and encourage the reader to take some action
ethics
a standard of conduct based on moral belief
fact
a statement that can be proven - not an opinion
feature
a type of story written with some interpretation and detail that goes beyond just reporting the facts
font
a group of letters designed similarly
grid system
a system of layout in which the page is divided into units narrower than typical column design
headline
the portion of a page layout with large type designed to summarize a story and grab the reader's attention
human interest
an element of news that includes people or events with which the audience can identify
inverted pyramid
a style of writing most commonly applied to news stories in which the most important facts appear early in the story and less important facts later in the story
italic
type with a less formal look and more slant than normal type
layout
a drawing which indicates the placement of elements on a page or spread
lead
the beginning of a story which serves to summarize the story and/or grab the reader's attention
libel
written defamation; damaging false statements against another person or institution that appear in writing or are spoken from a written script
news
information delivered about an event of interest to the public shortly after the event has occurred
normal
tyle printed with no emphasis; used for body text
opinion
a statement which cannot be proven
photo editor
a person designated to supervise the photography of a publication and staff photographers
plagiarism
presenting the works of another as your own
production editor
a person designated to supervise the production of a publication
reporter
a person who researches and generally writes stories as assigned by editors
sans serif
type with no feet or extensions which is easier to read in large sizes
serif
a foot or extension on the ends of certain letters
slander
spoken defamation; damaging false statements against another person or institution that are spoken
white space
the portion of a page with nothing on it used to draw a viewr into the other elements on the page
pixel
the smallest element of an image
ppi
pixels per inch
resolution
the size of an image in pixels, WXH