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What’s on the Front Page of a Newspaper?

31st October 2019

What’s on the Front Page of a Newspaper?

News reporting comes with its own rules, terminology and traditions. Help you pupils understand the features of the front page of a newspaper with our free What’s on the Front Page of a Newspaper poster.

Features of a Front Page

Headline

The title of the story designed to summarise the story and grab the reader’s attention

Standfirst

A line after the headline to give more information about the story

Cover Story

The leading story used on the front cover

Logo

The designed name of the newspaper

Masthead

Information about the newspaper at the top of the front cover

Teasers

Photos and snippets of interesting stories to encourage you to buy the paper and read more

Photo

The photograph needs to tell the story

Body

The full details of the news story

Lead

The important first sentence or paragraph that summarises the story and answers as many of the possible of the 5 W’s Who? What? Where? When? Why? and H How?

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