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Paste-up/layout/make-up: the way in which writing and pictures are
arranged on a page Menabò /facsimile di una pagina di giornale che reca
schematicamente l'ordine e la collocazione del testo e delle illustrazioni e
serve da modello per l'impaginazione, che è diversa nei quotidiani italiani

masthead: it is made up of the title of the newspaper which is printed at
the top of the front page, the date of the issue and the price of the
newspaper. Sometimes it also displays the name of the editor, the Internet
web-site and the price of the newspaper in each country it is exported to.
Testata di riquadro con il nome del direttore, tariffe ecc.

shoulder: the article located on the left side of the page

foot: the portion placed at the bottom of the page

headline: the title of a newspaper report, which is printed in large letters
above the report the headlines: the important points of the main news
stories that are read at the beginning of a news programme on radio or
television make/grab the headlines also be in/hit the headlines to be
reported in many newspapers and on radio and television headline-

banner headline: words printed in very large letters across the top of the
front page of a newspaper

subheading: a short phrase used as a title for a small part within a longer
piece of writing

caption: words printed above or below a picture in a book or newspaper or
on a television screen (or a cartoon as well) to explain what the picture is
showing didascalia.

picture or photograph/photo The Daily Mirror used a photo of King
Edward VII for the first time in 1910

type U: printed letters
typeface: a group of letters, numbers etc of the same style and size, used in
printing; size of the

typeface; boldface type;

font (technical): a set of letters of a particular size and type, used for
printing books, newspapers etc

characters: small caps, small capitals

italics: a type of printed letters that lean to the right, often used to
emphasise particular words

above the fold: articles which are considered of the most importance are
placed in the layout "above the fold" when the newspaper is folded in
half, the article is in the top half and therefore will probably be read first
NB: In the NYT, the most important article is placed above the fold, on the
right side of the paper

editorial (leader or leading article BrE; op-ed column/page AmE): an
editorial is an article in a newspaper which expresses the editor's opinion
on a subject of particular interest at the present time In Italia: articolo di
fondo per lo più di carattere politico, non sempre firmato, ma scritto di
solito dal direttore, di cui il giornale assume la responsabilità

issue: a magazine or newspaper printed for a particular day, week, or

special edition

feature: a piece of writing about a subject in a newspaper or a magazine (+

column: an article on a particular subject or by a particular writer that
appears regularly in a newspaper or magazine rubrica gossip column
rubrica mondana; cronaca rosa fashion column agony column posta
del cuore agony aunt: someone who writes an agony column
letters to the editor la posta dei lettori

film/theatre/literary      reviews:      articles   giving    opinions   on
films/plays/literature recensioni

obituary: a report in a newspaper about the life of someone who has just
died articolo commemorativo/necrologio

full page

scoop: an important or exciting news story that is printed in one newspaper
before any of the others know about it

marketing (U): the activity of trying to sell a company's products by
advertising, using attractive packages etc

market research (U): a business activity which involves collecting
information about what goods people buy and why; quantitative (adj) /
qualitative (adj.); purchase intent

panel: group of people who have been chosen to give advice or opinions
on a particular subject

respondent/interviewee; moderator/interviewer in a focus group

probe (about): to ask questions in order to find things out

one-way mirror: a mirror which can be used as a window by people
secretly watching from the other side of it vetro specchiato, finto

monitor: a television that shows a picture of what is happening in a
particular place
advertorial (C): an advertisement in a newspaper or magazine that is
designed to look like an article by the writers of the newspaper/magazine
Some people do not like advertorials because they think them deceptive

ad/vert/isement (C) + for 1.a picture, set of words, a film etc that is used
to advertise a product or service; 2.a statement in a newspaper that a job is
available, an event is going to happen etc; compare to/with commercial;
commercial break

advertising (U): the activity or business of advertising things on
television, in newspapers etc

classified ads: small advertisements you put in a newspaper if you want to
sell or buy something small ad/want ad AmE

claim: a statement that something is true, even though it has not been

endorse: if a famous person endorses a product or service, they say in an
advert that they use and like it fare il testimonial

copy: the text in an advertisement; copywriter: someone who writes the
words for advertisements

public service ads pubblicità progresso

persons working at a newspaper: Board of directors Consiglio di

editor: the person who is in charge of a newspaper and responsible for all
its reports; the person who decides what should be included in a
newspaper, magazine etc Direttore del giornale

vice-editor or assistant editor (more than one)

production manager direttore della produzione

managing editor redattore capo, più di uno
sports editor redattore sportivo

financial editor redattore finanziario

editorial staff complesso dei redattori


reporter cronista

correspondent: someone who is employed by a newspaper or a television
station etc to report news from a particular area or on a particular subject;
sports correspondent; foreign correspondent

news agency: a company that supplies information to newspapers, radio
and television agenzia di stampa (Reuters)

columnist: someone who writes articles, especially about a particular
subject, that appear regularly in a newspaper or magazine chi cura una

freelance journalist collaboratore esterno

to be part of the editorial staff of a newspaper far parte della redazione
di un giornale

newsroom: the office in a newspaper or broadcasting company where
news is received and news reports are written

editorial department/news department redazione

circulation: the average number of copies of a newspaper or magazine
that are usually sold each day, week, month etc tiratura
press release: an official statement giving information to the newspapers,
radio, or television comunicato stampa; to release: to make public; to let
news or official information be known and printed
inverted pyramid style (of newspaper writing): the news articles typically
start with the most important information – what the reader absolutely
needs to know

teasers: short summaries of the most important articles from the sections
in the index

news agency: a company that supplies information to newspapers, radio
and television e.g. Reuters; Associated Press

newsworthy: important or interesting enough to be reported as news

breaking news: the latest news

hard news: facts, information etc that are definitely true and can be

junk food news or journalistic noise (computers tech: pieces of unwanted
information that can prevent a computer from working effectively): news
stories that sensationalise, personalise or homogenise relatively
inconsequential trivia in the mass media

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