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Newspapers Vocabulary

Here are twenty terms often used in the world of newspapers and journalism.

1 article n. a text or piece of writing on any non-fiction subject
2 broadsheetUK n. a large-format newspaper with usually serious contents
3 censor n. official with the power to stop publication of certain articles - censorship n.
4 chequebook journalism n. the obtaining of exclusive rights to a story by payment of large sums of money
5 correspondent n. 1 person who writes a letter to a paper 2 person who writes articles for a paper
6 critic n. a person who writes articles, esp. stating opinion, about art, music etc
7 desk n. a department of a newspaper [eg: the sports desk]
8 edit v. to check, modify and generally prepare written material for publication
9 editor n. 1 a person who edits 2 the head of a newspaper or newspaper department
10 editorial n. an article written by the editor stating his opinion
11 exclusive rights n. rights or permission for one paper to publish a story that no other paper can
12 feature n. a special or regular article in a newspaper, usually displayed prominently
13 front page n. the first page of a paper, usually carrying the most important story
14 headline n. 1 the title at the top of an article 2 headlines the most important stories
15 journalist n. a person employed to write articles for a newspaper - journalism n.
16 media n. the media all the means of mass communication (papers, TV, radio etc)
17 opinion n. what a person thinks about a particular subject; a subjective point of view
18 paper n. 1 thin, flexible material for writing or printing on 2 newspaper
19 story n. a news article or report
20 tabloid n. a small-format paper, with short, sensational stories - see broadsheet