Elements of a Newspaper Mrs. Kampf Multimedia Presentations
MASTHEAD • the formal statement of a paper's name, officers, point of publication and other information, usually found on the editorial page.
HEADLINE • the large type above a story stating its main idea
SUBHEADS • appearing below the headline and above the story; along with the headline, gives the main idea of the story.
BYLINE • the name of the writer printed at the top of the story
CAPTION • the larger type over a cutline or a title or explanatory phrase accompanying a picture, similar to a headline
DROP CAP • the first letter of a paragraph that is enlarged to "drop" down two or more lines, as in the next paragraph. Drop caps are often seen at the beginning of an article.
BODY COPY • the writing that makes up the majority of the page
SIDEBAR • a short news story or graphic accompanying and presenting sidelights of a major story
TEXT WRAP • the technique of flowing text around graphic elements
END CAP • an element that shows were an article ends, usually a simple shape or design
WHITE SPACE • space in ads that is without copy; used to improve the visual quality of ads
PULL QUOTE • a significant passage in an article, story, book, or speech that is quoted and used for drawing attention to its source
RULES • lines used to separate sections of a newspaper or to guide viewer’s eye
COLUMN • the arrangement of horizontal lines of type in the newspaper; also an article expressing the personal experience or opinion of its author, the columnist
GUTTER • the margin between facing pages where the fold lies
GRID • serves as an armature on which a designer can organize text and images in a rational, easy to absorb manner