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Journalism Terms

QuestionAnswer
banner a prominent page 1 headline
beat a reporter's topic area
break or jump a part of the story continued on another page
brief a small story
byline name of the writer at the top of the article
caption title or explanation of a picture
copy manuscript of a news story
cub a beginning reporter
dateline city or place at the top of the story
deadline time limit
dummy a planned version of a newspaper page
ears white spaces at either side of the newspaper's front page
edition issue of a newspaper
editorial article expressing opinion of editors and owners
feature story that is written to entertain as well as inform
masthead or nameplate title of newspaper
headline title or main idea of article
justify type is aligned evenly on left and right
lead opening paragraph of a news story
morgue outdated term for library
mug photo of an individual
obit story of the death of a person
pool number of reporters
proof printed copy before it goes to press
scoop a story no one else has
sidebar a story that accompanies the main story
wire stories filed by a news service (Associated Press-API)
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