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Sidekick Vocab Quiz
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The most common structure for writing a news
story, with the main news at the start and the rest of the detail following in decreasing order of importance.
City name (outside of Coppell) written in all caps top of a story stating the city and/or country from which the story was reported.
The name of a newspaper in a banner in special, distinctive type at the top of the front page.
The writer's name and title, printed at the beginning or end of an article.
short pieces of text placed below or beside pictures to describe them (who/what/when/where/why/how) and identify the photographers and/or owners.
short phrase (with an action verb) in large type at the top of an article designed to either summarize the news or grab the reader's attention and make them want to read it.
A column beside a main story which has more information about - or another angle to - the main story to which it is attached.
A small, compact format newspaper, usually less than 43 cm (17 inches) long.
A story looking ahead to a future event.
Associated Press Stylebook, a standard reference source for American journalists on word usage and spelling, including names in the news.
The bringing together of different media technologies such as radio, print, video and the Internet so they work together to improve
communications. For example, playing video reports on Web pages or print journalists recording interviews for broadcast online.
The time the editor or producer sets by which the reporter must submit a finished story.
The first version of an article before submission to an editor.
A page where the newspaper or magazine's editorial is printed, often with letters to the editor and the masthead.
A longer article or radio story, usually in greater depth and complexity than a simple news item. Features may grow from a current news event or simply be examining a timeless issue. Features which are not strongly connected to hard news events are often called soft features.
A story which is written to report new or more detailed information on a story which has already been published or broadcast.
An illustration in a newspaper, magazine or web page explaining part of a story in a visual way.
A vertical margin of white space where two pages meet.
An advert promoting the publication in which it appears, often put on a page to fill a gap.
Human Interest Story
A news story or feature which focuses on individual people and the effects of issues or events on them. Human interest stories are often used to make ideas more real and concrete in the minds of the viewer, reader or listener. Human interest stories can also cover unusual and interesting aspects of other people's lives which are not particularly significant to
society as a whole.
The first paragraph in a story
A head-and-shoulders photograph of a person facing the camera.
Nut graf or nut graph
A paragraph telling the essential elements of a
story briefly, i.e. 'in a nutshell'.
A published list of a media organization's standard rates for advertising, including deadlines and specifications.
A writing system which uses short strokes or special symbols to represent letters or words to make note-taking much faster.
The final, short line of a paragraph which has become separated from the paragraph in the previous column and therefore appears at
the top of the next column
WWWWW & H
Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? The six most important questions journalists should ask and news stories should answer.
A single first line of a paragraph left incomplete at the bottom of a column of text, the rest of the paragraph appearing at the top of
the next column of text. Normally avoided in typesetting.
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