Newspaper Headlines

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Contents

Introduction 2
The Language of Newspapers 2
Analysis of Newspaper Headlines 2
Headline Evolution 2
Headline Functions 2
Headline Styles 2
Headline Forms 2
Headline Variants 2
Headline Language 2
Conclusion 2
Bibliography 2

Introduction In today’s hectic world one of the most important factors is information. The means of information provision are quite different which can be summarized in one word: mass media. The media is the whole body of communications that reach large numbers of the public via radio, television, movies, magazines, newspapers and the World Wide Web. All of them, alongside their informative essence, are aimed at influencing huge audiences. That audience has been viewed by some commentators as
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• Tabloids: In very general terms, a tabloid paper is printed on A2-size paper at 380 mm by 300 mm (15 by 11¾ inches), which is folded to A3, half the size of broadsheets. Tabloids are known as the “popular” or “gutter” press, often perceived as sensationalist in contrast to broadsheets. All the mass-circulation papers are tabloid. Examples: The Sun, The National Enquirer, The National Ledger, The Star Magazine, New York Post, The Globe.
• Berliner or Midi: 470 mm by 315 mm (18½ by 12¼ inches) used by European papers such as Le Monde in France, La Stampa in Italy, El Pais in Spain and, since 12 September 2005, The Guardian in the United Kingdom.
Analysis of newspapers involves a consideration of both headlines and reporting styles.
Analysis of Newspaper Headlines
A headline is the text at the top of a newspaper article, indicating the nature of the article below it.
Headlines are usually written in bold and in a much larger size than the article text. Front page headlines are often in upper case so that they can be easily read by the passing potential customer. Headlines in other parts of the paper are more commonly in sentence case though title case is often used in the USA.
Headlines are generally written by copy editors, but may also be written by the writer, the page layout designer or a news
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