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A headline is text at the top of a newspaper article, indicating the nature of the article below it. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint.
Headlines are usually written in bold and in a much larger size than the article text. In Typography, emphasis is the exaggeration of words in a text with a font in a different style from the rest of the text&mdashto emphasise them Front page headlines are often in upper case so that they can be easily read by the passing potential customer. Capital letters or majuscules pronunciation /məˈdʒʌskyuls ˈmædʒəˌskyuls/ in the Roman alphabet A, B, C, D, Headlines in other parts of the paper are more commonly in sentence case though title case is often used in the USA. Sentence case in a general sense describes the way that Capitalization is used within a sentence. Capitalization (or capitalisation &mdash see spelling differences) is writing a word with its first letter as a Majuscule (upper case letter
Headline conventions include normally using present tense, omitting forms of the verb "to be" in certain contexts, and removing short articles like "a" and "the". Zero copula is a linguistic phenomenon whereby the presence of the copula is implied rather than stated explicitly as a Verb or Suffix. Most newspapers feature a very large headline on their front page, dramatically describing the biggest news of the day. A headline may also be followed by a smaller secondary headline which gives a bit more information or a subhead (also called a deck or nutgraf in some areas). Words chosen for headlines are often short, giving rise to headlinese. Headlinese is nonconversational language used in Newspaper headlines
Production of headlines within the editorial environment
Headlines are generally written by copy editors, but may also be written by the writer, the page layout designer or a news editor or managing editor. Copy editing (also copy-editing and copyediting) is the editorial work that an editor does to make Formatting changes and improvements to a manuscript
The film The Shipping News has an illustrative exchange between the protagonist, who is learning how to write for a local newspaper, and his publisher:
Publisher: It's finding the center of your story, the beating heart of it, that's what makes a reporter. The Shipping News is a 2001 film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by E Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view You have to start by making up some headlines. You know: short, punchy, dramatic headlines. Now, have a look, [pointing at dark clouds gathering in the sky over the ocean] what do you see? Tell me the headline.
Protagonist: HORIZON FILLS WITH DARK CLOUDS?
Publisher: IMMINENT STORM THREATENS VILLAGE.
Protagonist: But what if no storm comes?
Publisher: VILLAGE SPARED FROM DEADLY STORM.
In the United States, headline contests are sponsored by the American Copy Editors Society, the National Federation of Press Women, and many state press associations. American Copy Editors Society, also known as ACES is a professional association mainly for Copy editors at U
Occasionally, the need to keep headlines brief leads to unintentional double meanings, if not double entendres. Not to be confused with Puns which employ multiple phrases A double entendre is a Figure of speech similar to the Pun, in For example, if the story is about the president of Iraq trying to acquire weapons, the headline might be IRAQI HEAD SEEKS ARMS. Or if some agricultural legislation is defeated in the United States House of Representatives, the title could read FARMER BILL DIES IN HOUSE.
- WALL ST. LAYS AN EGG - Variety on Black Monday (1929)
- STICKS NIX HICK PIX - Variety writing that rural moviegoers preferred urbane films (1935)
- DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN - The Chicago Tribune reporting the wrong election winner (1948)
- FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD - New York Daily News reporting the denial of a federal bailout (1975)
- SICK TRANSIT'S GLORIOUS MONDAY - New York Daily News reporting a state transit bailout (1980)
- GOTCHA! - The UK Sun on the sinking of the Belgrano during the Falklands War (1981)
- HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR - New York Post on a local murder (1983)
- HICKS NIX KNICKS IN SIX - New York Daily News on an NBA Conference Finals win by Indiana Pacers (2000)
- GREAT SATAN SITS DOWN WITH THE AXIS OF EVIL - The UK The Times on US-Iran talks (2007)
- SUPER CALEY GO BALLISTIC CELTIC ARE ATROCIOUS - Sun on Inverness Caledonian Thistle beating Celtic in the Scottish Cup 
- FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER - Sun on Lea La Salle's claim that the comedian had eaten her pet in a sandwich. Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman STICKS NIX HICK PIX is one of the most famous Headlines ever to appear in an American publication Dewey Defeats Truman was a famously incorrect banner headline on the front page of the first edition of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948 The Chicago Tribune is a major daily Newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and owned by the Tribune Company The Daily News of New York City is the fifth most-widely circulated daily Newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 703137 Sic transit gloria mundi is a Latin phrase that means "Thus passes the glory of the world" The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language General history The warship was built as, the sixth of the s in New Jersey by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation starting in 1935 and launched in March 1938 The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur also called the Falklands Conflict/Crisis, was fought in 1982 between Argentina and the The New York Post is the 13th-oldest Newspaper published in the United States and generally acknowledged as the oldest to have been published continually The National Basketball Association Conference Finals are the Eastern conference and Western conference Championship series of the NBA. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (ˌsuːpɚˌkælɪˌfrædʒəlˌɪstɪkˌɛkspiːˌælɪˈdoʊʃəs is an English word in the song with the same title in the musical film The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language Freddie Starr (born Frederick Leslie Fowell in Huyton, Liverpool on 9 January 1943) is an English Comedian Max Clifford later admitted that the story was a fabrication. Maxwell Frank Clifford (born 6 April 1943) is an English Publicist.
- ICE CREAM MAN HAS ASSETS FROZEN - BBC News: An ice cream salesman has his assets frozen for suspectedly smuggling tobacco
- Harold Evans News Headlines (Editing and Design : Book Three) Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd (February 1974) ISBN-10: 0434905526 ISBN-13: 978-0434905522
- Fritz Spiegl What The Papers Didn't Mean to Say Scouse Press, Liverpool, 1965
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- A heading or title of an article: The headline on today's newspaper reads "John Doe Wins Wood-Splitting Competition."
- (entertainment) To have top billing; to be the main attraction
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