Assignment on Editorial Management

1.) What are the parts of a newspaper and define each.
There are a lot of parts that a newspaper has and I will discuss it here. First would be the Headline, this is the part where words are printed in large type on top of a newspaper to catch the reader’s or someone’s attention. Second would be the Dateline, this is the part where information like ‘when’ and ‘where’ a story was taken can be seen, this part can be found at the beginning of a news article. Third would be the News Article or Current News, this is the part where a certain story about an event has just taken place. Fourth would be the Feature Story/Article, this is the part where a detailed report on a person, an issue, an event etc. can be found. Fifth would be the Editor, this is the part where you can find one of the people who runs the/a certain newspaper. Sixth would be the Editorial, this is where an article in which the people who run the/a certain newspaper give their opinion on an important issue can be read. Seventh would the International, this is the part which tells you about news in different countries or continents like Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, Australia, Antarctica, and Caribbean. Eighth would be the Business News, this is the part where business-wise happenings could be found, such as media and advertising, world business, the economy of the country that you live in, the stock markets, company researches, mutual funds, and stock portfolios. Ninth would be the Technology, this is the part where things that are going in and out of style in the technology world, things that are coming out, and things that have been out, but they’re coming back in style could be found. Tenth would be the Science, this is the part where things that are happening in our medical world today could be found like what’s happening in outer space or in and around our environment. Eleventh would be the Health, this is the section which usually contain the things that are happening to a modern day person’s health, such as a new medicine that could totally cure a Cancer patient; there might be also news here about fitness and nutrition, new health care policies, and mental health and behavior. Twelfth would be the Sports News, in this section, you may read news about yesterday’s swimming competition, martial arts competition, badminton game etc.; you might also read about an athlete that might have gotten injured or was sick and cannot play; another thing you might see here are those information about different sports. Thirteenth would be the Education, this is the part where you could find out the overall average for students in a particular school, awards that a student won for the school that they attended, or doing something that would help their school do better. Fourteenth would be the Weather, this is the section where you can read or find the weather, where ever you may need to know. Fifteenth would be the Obituaries, this is the section where you can find out about people who passed on recently, and citizens think that their death should be mentioned to the community; you could also see in this section some photos or pictures about someone and a short biography. Sixteenth would be the Cover Page Story, this is the part where a story that was in the cover page has can be found, and is usually found in the first few pages in the newspaper. Seventeenth would be the Table of Contents, this is the most important section or part of a newspaper; this part of the newspaper shows where to find all of these newspaper sections, without this, reading a newspaper would make you take time to read. Eighteenth would be the Columns, a part where columnists expresses their views or stand on any issue of the day. Nineteenth would be the Classified Ads, the part where a short advertisement can be seen. Twentieth and the last part would be the Reader’s Opinion, a section where published reader’s opinions, reaction, comments etc. could be found.
2.) Difference between a tabloid and broadsheet.
Before we proceed to the difference between tabloid and broadsheet, let’s define first the meanings of these two. Tabloid is the kind of newspaper which format is small giving its news a condensed form, and news here are usually those sensational material. Broadsheet is the type of newspaper which is printed on large paper, and usually has respectable news in it. So now that I defined the two, I’m sure you got some ideas, it’s simple, tabloid is to sensation like for example, a celebrity etc., and on broadsheet is those politicians.
Now, for more information, tabloid’s size is 11’x17′, while broadsheet’s size is 11.75’x21.5′; and don’t forget that tabloid is more on less serious matters, while broadsheet are primarily into serious matters.
3.) What is a magazine, identify and define each part.
Like a newspaper, magazine also has its different parts and they are as follows: Article- this is a published writing about a particular subject. Byline- you could find this at the top of an article, this contains the writer’s name. Cartoon- this is the page where you could find a humorous drawing often with words written below. Centerfold- this is a page where the two pages that face each other in the center; also a page where someone with no clothes on can be found. Cheesecake- this is the page where photographs of women wearing no clothes or very few clothes which are designed to be sexually attractive can be found. Clipping-this is a page where an article or picture that you have cut can be found. Column- the section where a particular subject by a particular writer can be found. Comic Strip- a page that contains series of drawings which tell a story. Contribution��- the page which consists of a story that a writer have written. Cover Story- where the main story relating to the photo on the front cover can be seen. Exclusive- contains pieces of news that is published/reported only by magazines, newspapers etc. Feature- page of an article that concentrates on a particular subject. Gossip Column- contains articles written by gossip columnists about details of the private lives of famous people. Installment- a part of a story that are published at different times. Item- an article. Masthead- a section of information which gives the magazine’s names, names of officers, number of copies printed etc. Offprint- an article from a book/magazine that is printed separately. Personal- page consists of short ads by someone who’s looking for friendship or a sexual/romantic relationship. The Personals- lists of private ads or messages. Rave Review- a report that praises something such as movies. Spread- a long article. Supplement- a separate part of a newspaper/magazine. Impressum- This is the part of the magazine that is usually placed in the front of the book, although some magazines place it at the back of the magazine. Cover- This is the first page of your magazine, so in some ways, it’s the most important. It’s never too early to start thinking of what might be a good photo for the cover. Most magazines use an image relating to a long feature within the magazine. Table of Contents- After many pages of advertisements, the table of contents serves as a quick breakdown of how the magazine is organized. It is especially helpful when a reader is intrigued by the cover and wants to read more, to flip to the contents and easily find the article they were looking for. Otherwise, it’s a sad fact that many people don’t really use them. BUT, that just means that it can be a springboard for fun and innovative designs that you can’t get away with on the rest of the magazine. The table of contents is generally 1-2 spreads. Contributors/Writer Biography Pages- Generally 1 spread, this page serves to tell your audience about the writers. It can include long entries about writer’s backgrounds, or short thematical entries that only relate to content specific to the magazine. Regardless, this page gives credit to the writers. Letter from the Editor(s)- This letter is in most magazines as a message from the editor about that specific issue. It is generally one page and includes an image relating to the message or of the editor(s). Feature Stories- These stories are long reads, generally 1-2 spreads. The writer has researched and interviewed to tell a factual story about a person, place, event, idea, or issue. Features are not opinion-driven and are quote and detail oriented. The actual body copy of a feature generally begins on page 2 of the layout, due to the artistic design of most feature spreads. Each student will be responsible for a feature story and its design. Alternative Story Forms- Think of alternative story forms as an infographic–lots of icons, graphs, charts, pictures and chunky text, not long form writing. Each student will be responsible for two ASFs, each can be either a single page or a spread (ASFs have to at least fill up one page). Both ASFs equal one individual major grade. Advertisements- Ads are a major part of any magazine, but we don’t have enough class time to design all of them. If your group would like to include advertisements for extra credit (1 ad per six weeks per student), then plan for those in your ladder. Ads are generally 1 single page, but some can take up a whole spread.
4.) Difference between a magazine and a newspaper.
Like what I did earlier on describing the difference between tabloid and broadsheet, I will again tell the individual meanings of newspaper and magazine. A magazine is a type of thin book with a paper cover that contains stories, essays, pictures, etc. and usually published every week or month. While a newspaper is a set of large sheets of paper that have news stories, information about local events, ads, etc. and that are folded together and sold every day or every week.

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