10 Terms Every Journalist Should Know
The first sentence of a hard-news story; a succinct summary of the story’s main point.
The model used to describe how a news story is structured. It means the heaviest or most important news goes at the top of the story, and the lightest, or least important, goes at the bottom.
The content of a news article.
To cover a particular area or topic, such as cops, courts or city council.
The name of a news story's author, usually put at the start of the article.
The city from which a news story originates, usually placed at the start of the story.
Anyone you interview for a news story.
A source who does not want to be identified in a news story.
To tell readers where the information in a news story comes from.
A newspaper’s library of clippings of old articles.