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Parts of newspapers and magazines

advice column

noun

a piece of writing in a newspaper consisting of questions or problems people have and the answers or advice given by the columnist

announcement

noun

a short statement in a newspaper, often about a birth, death, or marriage

article

noun

a piece of writing about a particular subject that is published in a newspaper or magazine

artwork

noun

pictures, photographs, or drawings that are used in a book, magazine, etc.

byline

noun

the writer’s name printed at the top of an article in a magazine or newspaper

cartoon

noun

a humorous drawing in a newspaper or magazine, often with words written below

cartoon

noun

a comic strip

centerfold

noun

the two pages that face each other in the center of a magazine

centerfold

noun

these pages showing a photograph of someone with no clothes on

centerfold

noun

someone who appears with no clothes on in the centerfold of a magazine

cheesecake

noun

photographs of women wearing no clothes or very few clothes, printed in magazines, books, etc. and designed to be sexually attractive

classified ad

noun

a short advertisement that you put in a newspaper, for example so that you can sell something

the classifieds

noun

the classified ads in a newspaper

clipping

noun

an article or picture that you have cut from a newspaper or magazine

column

noun

a regular newspaper or magazine article on a particular subject or by a particular reporter

comic strip

noun

a series of drawings that tell a story, especially a funny story

contribution

noun

a story or article that you have written for a newspaper or magazine

copy

noun

writing that is ready to be published in a newspaper or magazine

copy

noun

news, opinions, or information published in a newspaper or magazine

cover story

noun

a main story in a magazine relating to the picture on the front cover

crash blossom

noun

a newspaper headline in which some of the words have more than one possible meaning so that it can be understood in more than one way, often humorously

cutting

noun

a newspaper clipping

Dear Abby

a newspaper column written by a woman who gives advice about people’s problems. People sometimes say they feel like Dear Abby when other people ask them for advice.

dispatch

noun

a report that a reporter sends to a newspaper office

editorial

noun

a newspaper article in which the editor gives their opinion on an issue in the news

exclusive

noun

a piece of news that is published or reported by only one newspaper, magazine, television station, etc.

exposé

noun

a story in a newspaper or on television that tells the truth about a person or situation, usually with the intention of shocking or surprising you

feature

noun

a newspaper or magazine article that concentrates on a particular subject

front page

noun

the first page of a newspaper

the funnies

noun

the section of a newspaper that contains the comic strips (=series of drawings that tell a story)

the funny papers

noun

the funnies

gossip column

noun

an article that appears regularly in a newspaper or magazine and gives details of the private lives of famous people. Someone who writes a gossip column is called a gossip columnist.

headline

noun

the title of a newspaper story that is printed in large letters

the headlines

noun

the most important stories in the news

help wanted

noun

the part of a newspaper that contains advertisements for jobs

installment

noun

one of several parts of a story or article that are published at different times in a magazine or newspaper

instalment

the British spelling of installment

item

noun

an article in a newspaper or magazine

lead

noun

the most important story on the front page of a newspaper, or the first piece of news on a news broadcast

leader

noun

an editorial

listings

noun

a list of things such as movies, plays, and exhibits printed in a newspaper

masthead

noun

the name of a newspaper or magazine that is printed at the top of the front page

masthead

noun

a section of information in a newspaper or magazine that gives its name, the names of its officers, how many copies are printed, etc.

newspaper

noun

sheets of paper from a newspaper

newsprint

noun

inexpensive paper that newspapers are printed on

newsprint

noun

ink used for printing newspapers

newsprint

noun

articles and reports published in newspapers

notice

noun

an article that gives someone’s opinion of a new movie, play, etc., especially in a newspaper.

obit

noun

an obituary

obituary

noun

a report in a newspaper that announces someone’s death and gives a short description of their life and achievements

offprint

noun

an article from a book or magazine that is printed separately

op-ed

adjective

an op-ed piece of writing is one that expresses someone’s opinion and is printed on the page opposite the editorials (=articles giving the newspaper’s official opinions)

personal

noun

a short advertisement put in a newspaper or magazine by someone who is looking for friendship or a sexual or romantic relationship

the personals

noun

a list of private advertisements or messages in a newspaper or magazine

personal column

noun

a list of private advertisements in a newspaper or magazine

piece

noun

an article in a newspaper or magazine, or a part of a television or radio program

press clipping

noun

an article or picture cut from a newspaper

profile

noun

a short article or program about someone

pullout

adjective

a pullout book consists of pages pulled out of a magazine

rave

noun

a report that praises something or someone in a very enthusiastic way

rave review

noun

a report in a newspaper or magazine that praises something such as a movie or show in a very enthusiastic way

review

noun

an article in which someone gives their opinion of a play, book, art exhibit, etc.

shocker

noun

a newspaper report about a shocking event, or a report that describes something in a deliberately shocking way

situations vacant

noun

the help wanted part of a newspaper

space

noun

the amount of space that is available for publishing something such as an article or advertisement

spread

noun

a long article in a newspaper or magazine

standfirst

noun

a short summary of a newspaper story or article that appears between the headline and the start of the story or article

story

noun

an account of events in a newspaper report or news program

strip

noun

a comic strip

supplement

noun

a separate part of a newspaper or magazine

want ad

noun

a small advertisement that you put in a newspaper if you want to give someone a job, buy something, etc.

the weather

noun

a report on the weather in a newspaper or on television

write-up

noun

an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives the writer’s opinion about something such as a new book, play, or movie

magazine section

a magazine that is part of a newspaper, especially a Sunday newspaper

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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decrepit

old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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