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Desktop Publishing-Newspaper Terms

Julie Nichols

This puzzle reinforces a list of terms associated with newspaper production.

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1.most newspapers use this style; when the first word of the headline and any proper nouns or adjectives are capitalized but others are lower case as in a sentence
4.nice design item that attractively lists things; used in infographics
6.display type emphasizing the source's words
8.giving credit to the source (so-and-so said.)
9.the publication's identifying emblem on page one; tends to include a date; also called a flag
10.to break or extend a story from one page to another; needs a line showing where and a headline above additional portion
13.persuasive writing that appears on the opinion pages and reflects the staff's opinions on an issue
15.type that is even on both sides instead of ragged right
18.mock-up or rough draft of a layout
19.artwork, but not photos
21.the line at the beginning of a story giving the name of the writer(s) and possibly the publication/organization he/she is with
23.some but few newspapers do this; when the first words throughout the headline are capitalized
24.a proactive story; one that previews an event or discussion
25.the page number, date and publication name at the top or bottom
26.the voice and verb tense to use whenever possible because it makes writing more interesting and lively and reduces wordiness
27.written or published material harmful to one's reputation and possibly leading to lawsuits
2.a big no-no in news stories because the writer inserts his/her own opinion or biases
3.the opening paragraph(s) of a story
4.sometimes called bumping or tombstoning as well; headlines that are right beside one another for separate stories; a bad layout choice
5.dots per inch; describes the resolution of a printout, usually photos
7.an individual staff member's opinion or light-hearted writing appearing on the opinion pages
11.unit of measurement equal to 1/6 of an inch; space that should be left between design elements
12.contact information and in major newspapers editors; also has publication policies stated
14.any written material such as stories, opinion pieces or captions
16.the inside space between two facing pages; be careful not to run copy over into them :>)
17.arrangement of copy (stories, captions and headlines), art, photos and white space within a page design
20.AKA caption; identifies people and actions within photos
22.the voice or verb tense to avoid whenever possible because it emphasizes "be" verbs and can be wordy

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