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The newspaper Reading a newspaper is different from reading a book. Newspapers are organized and written in a special way that enables the reader to select exactly what he or she wants to read. For example, articles are generally categorized into sections on business, sports, entertainment, and local, national, and international news. Then the articles are evaluated by the newspaper staff as to their relative importance within the section, with the most important articles or stories appearing at the beginning. The first page, or front pages, of a newspaper usually has an index listing the sections and their page numbers. The front page of a newspaper also contains articles that are, in the judgment of the newspaper staff, the most important for that particular day. ...read more.


Just below the headlines, at the beginning of the news articles, are the abbreviation for the different news services, for example, AP for Associated Press, UPI for United Press International, and REUTERS for Reuters Press. These abbreviations indicate the source of the information, the press service that is responsible for the writing. The place that the news originated is written just before the news service abbreviation. The opening paragraph of the news article is called the lead. It contains all the essential facts of the story. A reader in a hurry could read only the headline and the first paragraph of a story and know the most important information. ...read more.


Some articles have a "by-line" just under the headline that indicates who wrote the article. Feature articles and articles written by columnists have "by-line". Any subjective article, one that presents the writer's point of view or opinion or that is not a serious news article, is likely to include the author's name in a "by-line". for example, by John S. Smith The opinions of the editors of the newspaper are found on the editorial page. Those articles that have no author or "by-line" on that page are written by the newspaper staff to express their opinions or suggestions about a local, national, or international problem. Newspapers are written to be read efficently by the reader. Whatever the reader's interests or needs, he or she can satisfy them more quickly by understanding how a newspaper is organized.... ...read more.

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