Newspaper Editing; A Manual for Editors, Copyreaders, and Students of Newspaper Desk Work

Newspaper Editing; A Manual for Editors, Copyreaders, and Students of Newspaper Desk Work

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...on pink or green paper. The principal questions involved in its make-up are: to what extent shall important sporting items be lifted out of it, and to what extent shall other news be injected into it? Some newspapers make a practice of extracting important stories from it to be played up on the front page. Again when sports are dull, they use other news to fill up the sporting page. The practices depend entirely upon the importance awarded to the sporting section. When it is maintained as an important department, it is usually thought best to place all sporting news in it and to keep all other news out. The society section usually varies in importance in inverse proportion with the size of the city in which the newspaper is published. Society news is of great importance in small cities and of less importance in large cities, although with the attempt to cater to women readers, society news has achieved a greater development in certain large cities. The make-up problem raised is whether society news should be maintained as a separate section of standard size and position, or whether it should be used as a convenient filler to utilize odd space. In newspapers that feature society news, the section is usually maintained in the same position each day under a prominent department heading. Certain journals even place the name of the society editor above it. The independence of the section is often accentuated by a different kind of typography. When the society editor prefers to de-. vote the section to a few longer items, a distinguishing style of subhead is often selected for each item. When shorter items are used, they are often separated by asterisks, by classifying subheads, or even by the use of hanging indention in the set-up. Undoubtedly...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846435
  • 9781236846433
  • 2,433,935