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bias

the opinions or prejudices of a journalist or newspaper which attempt to influence the reader

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broadsheet

full-size newspaper

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byline

the name of the person who wrote the story

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caption

text beneath photos

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column

the vertical divisions of a page opinion or comment expressed by a writer

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deadline

the assigned time for stories to be submitted in order to make the issue going to press

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editorial

an article expressing the opinion of the newspaper

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editorial page

a page providing a forum for the opinions of readers and staff

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fact

a piece of information used as evidence or as part of the news article

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font

style and size of type

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hard news

up to the minute news and events that are reported immediately

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headline

extra large font across top of front page

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hook

part of the lead meant to grab the reader's attention

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layout

the position of stories, advertisements, photos and graphics on a page

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lead

the first few sentences of a news story which generally contains answers to the W5H questions

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summary lead

briefly summarizes the most important details of a story

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narrative lead

describes what an eyewitness saw, heard, smelled, felt, etc

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question lead

asks questions to be answered in the article

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dramatic lead

immediately grabs the reader's attention

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anecdotal lead

begins with a story about a specific person before developing into the larger issue

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masthead

information about the newspaper found at the top of the editorial page

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paparazzi

international press corps who compete for stories, usually of a sensational nature

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reporter

a person hired to rush to the scene and phone back information as soon as possible

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slant

the point of view taken by a writer in a news article

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soft news

background information or human interest stories

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source

a person or group providing information to a story

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tabloid

a smaller format 1/2 broadsheet folded

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W5H

who / what / where / when / why / how

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wire service

a news agency or organization that gathers news and transmits it to individual subscribing newspaper

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8 types of bias

-selection and omission
-placement
-headline
-photos, captions, camera angles
-names and titles
-stats and crowd counts
-sources
-word choice and tone