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Glossary  
Box
A sidebar or a design feature
contained within four
perpendicular rules
Broadsheet
A full-sized newspaper page,
usually around 21-23 inches
high x 12 – 14 inches wide.
Budget
The articles proposed to fill that
day’s news hole
Circulation
The number of newspapers sold
or distributed; the newspaper
department responsible for
selling and delivering
newspapers
Classified ads
An (inexpensive) ad offering or
seeking merchandise or
services such as automobiles,
housing, or jobs
Copy
Words in a newspaper
Copy desk
The editors who check for
accuracy, style, grammar, etc.,
and write headlines and cutlines
Dateline
Where (and sometimes when) a
picture or story originated
Display ads
Ads including both copy and
graphics, designed to attract
readers’ attention. Unlike
classified ads, they are placed
throughout the newspaper
Editorial
An essay that gives the
newspaper’s official position on
an issue, which regularly
appears on an "editorial page"
that is separate from the news
pages.
Feature
An article or item that is not
news: comics, advice columns,
art,  theater reviews, human
interest stories, etc.
Graphics
Charts, graphs, or other
illustrations that enhance the
look or aid in understanding a
newspaper story or article.
Half-tone
Pictures made up of dots of
different sizes
Layout
To design and arrange the
elements of a page
Letters to the Editor
Usually appearing on the editorial
page, the letters provide readers
with the means to respond to
what they read in the newspaper.
News hole
The space for which news and
features are budgeted after ads
are inserted, or laid out
Offset press
A printing press in which a plate
makes impressions on a
rubberized blanket, which
transfers the image to newsprint
Opinion pages
That section of a newspaper that
presents columns by writers who
can be syndicated, regular
contributors, one-time
contributors, or newspaper staff
members; also called the "oped" pages (for "opposite the
editorial" page) 
Paginate
To design or lay out pages on a
computer
Political cartoon 
A cartoon that uses satire or
caricature to comment on
current events or issues (also
known as an editorial cartoon)
Rim editor
One of the copy editors who
does the first reading of final
copy
Rule
A straight line in newspaper
design, usually described by
width (e.g., a one-point rule)
Slot editor
The senior copy editor who does
the final reading or review of
copy 
Syndicate
As a noun, an agency or service
that provides articles,
photographs or features
simultaneously to multiple
publications; as a verb, to do so.
Tabloid
A newspaper half the size of a
broadsheet
Thumbnail
Smaller version of mugshot.
Web press
An offset press that prints
simultaneously on both sides of
a roll of newsprint
Wire Service
An agency that collects and
electronically syndicates
(distributes) news and
photographs to newspapers for
a fee.


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