In spite that Internet is accessible nowadays by everyone; printed newspaper is still on demand. There are still million of people from around the world read the newspapers every day. It is because they believe that what they read is from reliable sources written by newspaper journalists under the management of editors. Newspaper journalists are the news gatherers. They master the skills of interviewing. They know who to see and where to go to obtain specific information. A newspaper is a printed publication which is published and sold at regular intervals. Its main purpose is to provide news for its readers, entertain, teaches with photographs, cartoon and other interesting features.
If you read a newspaper, what particular section that interests you the most? It is not surprising that readers have different interests. There are readers who immediately attracted to read the headlines of the newspapers. Others ignore them instead they scanned the pages to look for news features. Still others go to the next page or center page to look for advertisements and news-maker personalities. Others go directly to the editorial proper and letter to editor page.
Newspaper has so many sections or parts where readers can start their newspaper’s reading activities. Whether a newspaper is about a community, metropolitan or a national newspaper its parts or sections are the same. A newspaper has a Front page, Editorial page, Sports page and Special features page.
What to see and read in Front page of a newspaper? The front page of a newspaper caters the following:
Aside from the above mentioned there are other things found in the front page like:
Other newspaper has Ears – the little boxes on either side of the nameplate, Byline – the signature of a reporter preceding a news feature, Box – news materials enclosed by line rules and Kicker – a tagline placed above but smaller than a headline, also known as teaser. Hammer if it is bigger than the headline.
What to see and read in Editorial page of a newspaper? Editorial page has –
What to see and read in Sports page? Sports page caters sports stories – they are also classified as news stories – and may be found also in the news page section. Other things that may be found in the sports section are the sports commentaries and sports features.
What to see and read in Special features – the modern newspaper has some special features like Life and Leisure, Finance and business, Home and Culture, Reviews, Miscellaneous, Classified ads, Movie, TV and Radio guides and comic page and etc.
Facts and other information of this write-up are extracted from my old journal and old clippings when I took up my creative writing course with the Writers Bureau in Manchester, London by mail and also from my old notes when I took up my Journalism and Short Story Writing course with the ICS (International Correspondence School), Pennsylvania, USA by mail.
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