Newspaper Unit: A brief history and overview of the newspaper

Click on the link to read today’s article.

http://people.howstuffworks.com/newspaper.htm

Then, answer the following questions:

1. According to the article, what were newspapers developed to do?

2. What does the author mean when he describes newspapers as a “true random-access medium”?

3. What are the principles and practices that govern today’s newspapers?

4. What is the most serious issue facing the newspaper industry as it enters the 21st century?

5. What makes the news? 

6. Who are considered to be a newspaper’s front-line eyes and ears?

7. Who are reports ultimately responsible to?

8.  Describe the duties and responsibilities of a city or metro editor.

9. What are the duties of a copy desk chief?

10: What do the editorial pages in the newspaper cover?

11:  What is the best read section of the newspaper? Why?

12: The number of pages beyond a minimum that most newspapers set is determined by______________________________.

13: Describe the three types of advertising that dominate modern newspapers.

14: What is offset printing?

15:  Who is in charge of newspaper distribution?

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