The front page is a newspaper’s front door. It’s the first thing a reader sees. The stories that appear there are ones that will be talked about all day.
What makes a front-page be good? Important news, of course, but also the use of different types of stories and the correct placement of all the elements that typically appear on the front page of a newspaper.
La primera pàgina d’un diari és la seva porta d’entrada. És la primera cosa que el lector veu. Les històries que hi apareixen són les que s’expliquen amb més detalls en pàgines interiors.
Què fa a una primera pàgina ser bona? Importants notícies, per suposat, però també l’ús dels diferents tipus d’elements i la corrrecta col·locació d’aquells que típicament apareixen a la primera pàgina del diari.
|1||Issue Number||The intra-year numbering of periodical literature such as newspapers and magazines.|
|2||Edition||One of a series of printings of the same book, newspaper, etc., each issued at a different time and differing from another by alterations, additions, etc.|
|3||The Fold||This is where the paper folds in half. When it’s inserted into those blue street boxes or stacked on a store’s counter, the top half is all you see.|
|4||Dateline||The dateline may include the date the story was written and the city in which it was written. If there is no date, the story is less than 24 hours old.|
|5||Photo Credit||The name of the photographer who took the picture, and the organization he or she works for. Graphic artists also get credits like this.|
|6||Caption||This is a sentence or two describing what’s going on in the photo and identifying the person or people in it.|
|7||Holes||The newspaper starts out as one long, flat strip going through the presses. After it’s folded vertically along the spine, it’s pulled down to be cut by massive blades. Pins punch through the paper to pull it. Those pins leave marks at the bottom of every page.|
|8||Key or Refer||Little boxes or lines of type called keys alert readers to other articles in which they may be interested.|
|9||Jump Line||The jump line tells you on what page the story continues.|
|10||Rule||The rule is the line used to separate stories.|
|11||Agate Line||If it says “Washington Post Staff Writer” or “Washington Post Foreign Service”, an employee of The Post wrote the story.|
|12||Byline||This is the name of the person who wrote the story.|
|13||Subhead||This is smaller than the headline, the subhead gives a little more information.|
|14||Press Letter & Number||The Post has two printing plants: one in Springfield, Virginia, another in College Park, Maryland. Look here to see whether this copy of the paper was printed in Maryland (“M”) or Virginia (“V”). Each plant has four separate presses. The number tells you exactly on which press the paper was printed.|
|15||Lead Story||Is the story at the top right is the one that Post editors think is the most important of the day.|
|16||Gray Bar||This thick line helps make sure the color photos in the paper look good. It’s made up of color ink that is applied to the paper at a known density and intensity.|
|17||Price||The Post provides all this information for 35cents. And if you get the paper delivered at home it’s even less: 28 cents a copy. A newspaper doesn’t survive on the subscriptions or news stand sales.|
|18||Overline||Words at the top of the page call attention to sports scores or special sections inside the paper.|
|19||Tick Mark||These four, color lines should sit at opone another. It’s a way to make sure the colors are aligned.|
|20||Nameplate||This is the newspaper’s name. It’s also sometimes called the flag, logo or masthead. Traditionally, newspaper nameplates are printed in a fancy style called “black letter” or “old English”.|
|21||Color dots||These are called NIRECO dots, after the company that makes the machine that uses them. All of the color images in a newspaper are made from four colors of ink.The four colors are: yellow, magenta, cyan and black. But if the colors aren’t lined up properly, the photos can look muddy or blurred.|
Bellow you can see some real front pages where the elements of the previous table are high-lighted.
A continuació podem veure vàries primeres planes de diaris on els elements de la taula anterior han sigut marcats.
Published by :
Joan Anguita Bover.
IES MANACOR – 1ºBATX.