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The Associated Press, a worldwide news-gathering cooperative owned by its subscribers.
A regular feature in a publication that is personality-driven by the author and explicitly contains an opinion or point of view.
A person who writes a regular column giving a personal opinion
An article in a publication expressing the opinion of its editors or publishers. In newspapers, it typically appears on the editorial page and is edited by the editorial page editor.
editorial cartoon
An illustration or comic strip containing a political or social message.
editorial page editor
The individual in charge of the editorial page and, at larger newspapers, the op-ed (opposite editorial) page.
entertainment journalist
A type of journalism that focuses on personalities in the motion picture, television and music industries. Some newspapers have special sections dedicated to this.
Extended articles or items about events, persons or circumstances that go into more detail than most.
features editor
The supervising editor for a newspaper's feature section, also known as the lifestyle section.
feature writer
A reporter who primarily writes features, often for the newspaper's feature section, but also for section fronts and the front page.
First Amendment
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees freedom of speech and of the press. It also forbids the establishment of a government religion and guarantees the rights to petition for a redress of grievances and peaceably assemble. It is part of the Bill of Rights.
inverted pyramid
The organization of a news story in which information is arranged in descending order of importance.
(1) The first paragraph or first several paragraphs of a newspaper story (sometimes spelled lede); (2) the story given the best display on Page One; (3) a tip.
anecdotal lead
A newspaper story beginning that uses humor or an interesting incident.
delayed identification lead
Opening paragraph of a story in which the "who" is identified by occupation, city, office, or any means other than by name.
hard lead
A lead that reports a new development or newly discovered fact.
immediate identification lead
The opening paragraph of a story in which the "who" is reported by name.
multiple-element lead
The opening paragraph of a story that reports two or more newsworthy elements.
scenic lead
A lead that concentrates on a description of an environment.
soft lead
A lead that uses a quote, anecdote or other literary device to attract the reader.
summary lead
The first paragraph of a news story in which the writer presents a synopsis of two or more actions rather than focusing on any one of them.
hard news
Coverage of the actions of government or business; or the reporting of an event, such as a crime, an accident or a speech. The time element often is important.
investigating report
The pursuit of information that has been concealed, such as evidence of wrongdoing.
news story
A story that emphasizes the facts, often written in inverted pyramid style.
off the record
Usually means, "Don't quote me." Some sources and reporters, however, use it to mean, "Don't print this." Phrases with similar, and equally ambiguous, meanings are "not for attribution" and "for background only."
Information that may be attributed to a source by title, but not by name; for example, "a White House aide said." Also known as "not for attribution."
deep background
Information that may be used but that cannot be attributed to either a person or a position.
op-ed page
The page opposite the editorial page, frequently reserved for columns, letters to the editor and personality profiles.
The use of any part of another's work (writing, photography, etc.) and passing it off as your own.
soft news
Stories about trends, personalities or lifestyles. The time element usually is not important.