What’s that called again? These are words every designer should know from the Newspaper Designer’s Handbook by Tim Harrower.
Banner: A wide headline extending across the entire page.
Byline: The reporter’s name, usually at the beginning of a story.
Cutline: A line or block of type providing descriptive information about a photo.
Deck: A small headline running below the main headline; also called a drop head.
Drop head: A small headline running below the main headline; also called a deck.
Flag: The name of a newspaper as it’s displayed on Page One; also called a nameplate.
Folio: Type at the top of an inside page giving the newspaper’s name, date and page number.
Grid: The underlying pattern of lines forming the framework of a page; also, to align elements on a page.
Gutter: The space running vertically between columns.
Headline: Large type running above or beside a story to summarize its content; also called a head, for short.
Leading: Vertical spacing between lines of type, measured in points.
Subhead: Lines of type, often bold, used to divide text into smaller sections.
Tabloid: A newspaper format that’s roughly half the size of a broadsheet newspaper.