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  1. 1. JOURNALISTIC WORD BANKPaste-up/layout/make-up: the way in which writing and pictures arearranged on a page [Menabò /facsimile di una pagina di giornale che recaschematicamente lordine e la collocazione del testo e delle illustrazioni eserve da modello per limpaginazione, che è diversa nei quotidiani italiani]masthead: it is made up of the title of the newspaper which is printed atthe top of the front page, the date of the issue and the price of thenewspaper. Sometimes it also displays the name of the editor, the Internetweb-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 pagefoot: the portion placed at the bottom of the pageheadline: the title of a newspaper report, which is printed in large lettersabove the report [the headlines: the important points of the main newsstories that are read at the beginning of a news programme on radio ortelevision make/grab the headlines also be in/hit the headlines to bereported in many newspapers and on radio and television headline-grabbing]banner headline: words printed in very large letters across the top of thefront page of a newspapersubheading: a short phrase used as a title for a small part within a longerpiece of writingcaption: words printed above or below a picture in a book or newspaper oron a television screen (or a cartoon as well) to explain what the picture isshowing [didascalia].picture or photograph/photo The Daily Mirror used a photo [of KingEdward VII] for the first time in 1910type [U]: printed letters
  2. 2. typeface: a group of letters, numbers etc of the same style and size, used inprinting; size of thetypeface; boldface type;font (technical): a set of letters of a particular size and type, used forprinting books, newspapers etccharacters: small caps, small capitalsitalics: a type of printed letters that lean to the right, often used toemphasise particular wordsabove the fold: articles which are considered of the most importance areplaced in the layout "above the fold" [when the newspaper is folded inhalf, 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 theright side of the papereditorial (leader or leading article BrE; op-ed column/page AmE): aneditorial is an article in a newspaper which expresses the editors opinionon a subject of particular interest at the present time [In Italia: articolo difondo per lo più di carattere politico, non sempre firmato, ma scritto disolito dal direttore, di cui il giornale assume la responsabilità]issue: a magazine or newspaper printed for a particular day, week, ormonthspecial editionfeature: a piece of writing about a subject in a newspaper or a magazine (+on)column: an article on a particular subject or by a particular writer thatappears regularly in a newspaper or magazine [rubrica] gossip column[rubrica mondana; cronaca rosa] fashion column agony column [postadel cuore] agony aunt: someone who writes an agony column
  3. 3. letters to the editor [la posta dei lettori]film/theatre/literary reviews: articles giving opinions onfilms/plays/literature [recensioni]obituary: a report in a newspaper about the life of someone who has justdied [articolo commemorativo/necrologio]full pagescoop: an important or exciting news story that is printed in one newspaperbefore any of the others know about itmarketing (U): the activity of trying to sell a companys products byadvertising, using attractive packages etcmarket research (U): a business activity which involves collectinginformation about what goods people buy and why; quantitative (adj) /qualitative (adj.); purchase intentpanel: group of people who have been chosen to give advice or opinionson a particular subjectrespondent/interviewee; moderator/interviewer in a focus groupdiscussionprobe (about): to ask questions in order to find things outone-way mirror: a mirror which can be used as a window by peoplesecretly watching from the other side of it [vetro specchiato, fintospecchio]monitor: a television that shows a picture of what is happening in aparticular place
  4. 4. advertorial (C): an advertisement in a newspaper or magazine that isdesigned 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 usedto advertise a product or service; 2.a statement in a newspaper that a job isavailable, an event is going to happen etc; compare to/with commercial;commercial breakadvertising (U): the activity or business of advertising things ontelevision, in newspapers etcclassified ads: small advertisements you put in a newspaper if you want tosell or buy something small ad/want ad AmEclaim: a statement that something is true, even though it has not beenprovedendorse: if a famous person endorses a product or service, they say in anadvert that they use and like it [fare il testimonial]copy: the text in an advertisement; copywriter: someone who writes thewords for advertisementspublic service ads [pubblicità progresso]persons working at a newspaper: Board of directors [Consiglio diAmministrazione]editor: the person who is in charge of a newspaper and responsible for allits reports; the person who decides what should be included in anewspaper, 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]
  5. 5. sports editor [redattore sportivo]financial editor [redattore finanziario]editorial staff [complesso dei redattori]photographerreporter [cronista]correspondent: someone who is employed by a newspaper or a televisionstation etc to report news from a particular area or on a particular subject;sports correspondent; foreign correspondentnews agency: a company that supplies information to newspapers, radioand television [agenzia di stampa (Reuters)]columnist: someone who writes articles, especially about a particularsubject, that appear regularly in a newspaper or magazine [chi cura unarubrica]freelance journalist [collaboratore esterno]to be part of the editorial staff of a newspaper [far parte della redazionedi un giornale]newsroom: the office in a newspaper or broadcasting company wherenews is received and news reports are writteneditorial department/news department [redazione]circulation: the average number of copies of a newspaper or magazinethat 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 letnews or official information be known and printed
  6. 6. inverted pyramid style (of newspaper writing): the news articles typicallystart with the most important information – what the reader absolutelyneeds to knowteasers: short summaries of the most important articles from the sectionsin the indexnews agency: a company that supplies information to newspapers, radioand television [e.g. Reuters; Associated Press]newsworthy: important or interesting enough to be reported as newsbreaking news: the latest newshard news: facts, information etc that are definitely true and can beprovedjunk food news or journalistic noise (computers tech: pieces of unwantedinformation that can prevent a computer from working effectively): newsstories that sensationalise, personalise or homogenise relativelyinconsequential trivia in the mass media