Journalism Day 28- Review

We're  going to review everything we've learned so far in this 6 weeks. Follow along as I go over our previous lessons. 

Headline-  large type designed to summarize a story

Subline- smaller headline set under the main headline

Byline- the line of text that has the name of the reporter who wrote the piece

Lead- the first sentence of a story

Quote- a verbatim account of what someone has said

News- a story which has specific information that matters to a paper's intended audience

Feature- a story that goes beyond just reporting the facts

Editorial- a story that expresses an opinion

Opinion- a statement which cannot be proven

Fact- a statement that can be proven

Column- a vertical division of a layout

Interview- a question and answer session

Story- a block of text on a single topic

Spread- the layout of a newspaper across multiple pages

Cutline- the line of information below a photo 

Evergreen- a story with little to no timeliness; can be published at any time

Beat- a specific area assigned to a reporter for regular coverage

Timely- a newsworthy event that has happened recently. The usefulness of the story depends on how quickly the information is disemminated

Slander- spoken defamation

Libel- written defamation

Ethics- A standard of conduct based on moral beliefs 

Off the Record- describes material offered to a reporter in confidence. If a reporter accepts this material under this understand, it cannot be used in a story

5 Ws and H- who, what, when, where, why, how

Calendar-  a mapping of future events and story opportunities

Press release-publicity handout, or a story given to the news media for publication

Sidebar- story that emphasizes and elaborates on one part of another nearby story

Slant- to write a story so as to influence the reader's thinking

Lead Sentences







You can come back to this page to review for the test. Good luck!