Welcome to our Journalism Class! You will find important deadlines, lessons, etc. on this page. 

Hours: 3rd block 11:56-1:26

Supplies Needed:

1 1/2 binder
college ruled paper
BYOD (something to do research on)
pin drive
index cards
hand sanitizer

Syllabus-Journalism 2015-16.docx


Elements of Print Media (newspaper)
Student Activity Sheet 2A: Find These Newspaper Elements
Here are some newspaper terms that will help you use the newspaper. Find an example of each element in your newspaper. Label each element with a sticky note or marker.

1) Byline: tells who wrote the story; may include the writer’s title.

2) Classified ad: an ad that appears in the classified or “want ad” section of the newspaper.

3) Column: a vertical division of the layout that helps give structure to the pages. Newspaper stories and images are measured in column inches: the number of columns wide by the number of inches long.

4) Cutline/caption: explains what is happening in a photograph or illustration. The use of “cut” dates back to a time when images in the newspaper were printed from carved wood and etched metal. A cutline or caption sometimes may include a photo credit, the name of the person who took the picture.

5) Dateline: the location (and sometimes the date) from which a story was sent, usually given at the beginning of a story. The term was first used at a time when news often took days to reach a reader, so the date and location of the event were included in the story.

6) Display ad: an ad for a business or organization that appears on a newspaper page.

7) Editorial: a type of story on the editorial page that expresses an opinion of the newspaper and encourages the reader to take some action.

8) Flag/logo: the name of the newspaper as it appears at the top of page one.

9) Folio line: the date and page number that appears at the top of each newspaper page.

10) Headline: large type written and designed to summarize a story and get the reader’s attention.

11) Index: tells the reader where regularly featured pages, such as sports, weather and local news, can be found.

12) Jumpline: the line that tells the reader on which page the story is continued.

13) Lead: the beginning of the story, which summarizes it and/or grabs the reader’s attention.

14) Masthead: the formal statement of the newspaper’s name, officers, management and place of publication. It usually appears on the editorial page.

15) Wire story: a story written by a reporter for a news service, such as The Associated Press or Reuters.