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BRITISH PRESS / GENERALITIES

BRITISH NATIONAL DAILIES

The Daily Mirror (1903 - Mirror Group plc - tabloid - Generally pro-Labour -2,320,000)

The Daily Star ( 1978 - United News and media plc - tabloid - Conservative - 670,000)

The Sun (1964 - News International plc - tabloid - before 1974 Labour, then very Conservative, in 1997 "The Sun Backs Blair" - 3,713,000)

The Daily Mail (1896 - Daily Mail and General Trust - tabloid - Conservative - 2,295,000)

The Daily Express (1900 - United News and media plc - tabloid - Conservative - 1,168,000)

The Financial Times (1888 - Pearson - broadsheet - Pro-Conservative - 353,000)

The Daily Telegraph (1885 - Telegraph Group Ltd - broadsheet - very Conservative - 1,073,000)

The Times (1785 - News International plc - broadsheet - Pro-Conservative - centre-right -787,000)

The Independent (1986- Irish Independent Newspapers - broadsheet- independent, neutral - 220,000)

The Guardian (1821- Guardian Media Group plc - broadsheet - rather critical, left of centre - 402,000) - [le Guardian a mené l'an dernier une campagne anti-monarchiste]

The Morning Star (British Marxist daily newspaper; started in 1930 as the daily of the Communist Party of Great Britain)


WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS

The Spectator : right-winged.

The New Stateman :left-winged.

The Economist : centre-right.


NATIONAL SUNDAYS

News of the World (1843 - News International plc - tabloid - Conservative - 4,334,000)

The Sunday Mirror (1963- Mirror Group Ltd- tabloid - Labour- 2,070,000)

The People (1881 - Mirror Group Ltd- tabloid - Labour - 1,745,000)

The Mail on Sunday (1982 - Daily Mail and General Trust - Conservative- 2,211,000)

The Express on Sunday ( 1918 - United News and media plc - tabloid - Conservative - 1,085,000)

The Sunday Times ( 1822 - News International plc - broadsheet - Conservative - 1,354,000)

The Sunday Telegraph (1961 - Telegraph Group Ltd - broadsheet - Conservative - 841,000)

The Observer (1791 - Guardian Media Group plc - broadsheet - left of centre - 412,000)

The Independent on Sunday (1990 - Irish Independent Newspapers - broadsheet - centre - 257,000)


MORE OR LESS POPULAR /GUTTER

The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The News of the World.


VOCABULARY of Newspaper Terms :

* Advertisement - a message printed in the newspaper in space paid for by the advertiser.

* Banner - a headline in large type running across the entire width of the page.

* Box - a small article or headline enclosed by lines to give it visual emphasis.

* Byline - the name of the writer of the article, usually appearing above the news of feature story.

* Caption - title or explanatory note above a picture.

* Credit Line - acknowledging the source of a picture.

* Cutline - information below a picture which describes it.

* Dateline - line that tells where the story originated.

* Ears - space at the top of the front page on each side of the newspaper's nameplate. Usually boxed in with weather news, index to pages or an announcement of special features.

* Edition - in a single day, a newspaper may publish several editions, each one going to a different part of its circulation area.

* Editorial - an article stating an opinion of a newspaper editorial board, usually written in essay form.

* Editorial Cartoon - cartoon which expresses opinions; appears on the editorial page.

* Feature - a story in which the interest lies in some factor other than news value.

* Filler - copy with little news value; used to fill space.

* Flag - a stylized signature of a newspaper which appears at the top of page one.

* Headline - display type placed over a story summarizing the story for the reader.

* Index - table of contents of each paper, usually placed on page one.

* Issue - All the editions of a newspaper published for a single day.

* Journalism - process of collection, writing, editing, and publishing news.

* Jump - the continuation of an article from one page to another.

* Kicker - a short, catchy word or phrase over a major headline.

* Lead - the first few sentences of opening paragraphs of a news story containing the answers to who, what, where, when, why and how.

* Mass media - any of various methods of transmitting news to a large number of people (e.g. radio, television, newspaper).

* Masthead - the matter printed in every issue of a newspaper stating the title, ownership, management, rates, etc.

* Newsprint - a grade of paper made of wood pulp used for printing newspapers.

* News Services - news gathering agencies such as Associated Press (AP). They gather and distribute news to subscribing newspapers.

* Obit - an obituary; a story of a deceased person's life.

* Review - an account of an artistic event such as a play or concert which offers a critical evaluation by the writer.

* Sidebar - a short story related to a major story and run nearby.

* Typo - short for typographical error.





 



05/12/2013
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