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  1. Elements of a Newspaper Mrs. Kampf Multimedia Presentations

  2. MASTHEAD • the formal statement of a paper's name, officers, point of publication and other information, usually found on the editorial page.

  3. HEADLINE • the large type above a story stating its main idea

  4. SUBHEADS • appearing below the headline and above the story; along with the headline, gives the main idea of the story.

  5. BYLINE • the name of the writer printed at the top of the story

  6. CAPTION • the larger type over a cutline or a title or explanatory phrase accompanying a picture, similar to a headline

  7. 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.

  8. BODY COPY • the writing that makes up the majority of the page

  9. SIDEBAR • a short news story or graphic accompanying and presenting sidelights of a major story

  10. TEXT WRAP • the technique of flowing text around graphic elements

  11. END CAP • an element that shows were an article ends, usually a simple shape or design

  12. WHITE SPACE • space in ads that is without copy; used to improve the visual quality of ads

  13. PULL QUOTE • a significant passage in an article, story, book, or speech that is quoted and used for drawing attention to its source

  14. RULES • lines used to separate sections of a newspaper or to guide viewer’s eye

  15. 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

  16. GUTTER • the margin between facing pages where the fold lies

  17. GRID • serves as an armature on which a designer can organize text and images in a rational, easy to absorb manner