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An editorial, leading article or leader, is an article written by the senior editors of a newspaper or magazine. The article is often unsigned. Australian and major United States newspapers, such as The New York Times and The Boston Globe, often give editorials the heading "opinion". Editorials can also be in the form of a cartoon. The editors decide on which issues their readers will want to know the newspapers opinion. Editorials are usually published on a special page, called the editorial page. This often features letters to the editor from members of the public. The page opposite this ...


Freedom of the press

Freedom of the press is a promise by a government not to punish journalists for doing their job. It is an idea like freedom of speech: it lets people express their opinions or beliefs. Many countries have laws or constitutional amendments protecting freedom of the press. The word "press" in the phrase comes from the printing press.


Independent sources

The term multiple independent sources in journalism, criminal justice, science and general research, are two or more unconnected people, organizations, or objects which provide a given set of information or samples. For example, two separate people who see a traffic accident, at the spot, could be considered independent sources. However, if one person saw the accident and told the other one about it, then they would not be independent, since one would depend on the other for their information. Also, if two witnesses to an event discuss what they saw before they are asked about it and agree ...


It aint over til the fat lady sings

It aint over til the fat lady sings is an English expression with a meaning similar to "Dont count your chickens before they hatch." It is commonly used in sports journalism, most famously by Dan Cook. This happened on April 1978 after the first game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Washington Bullets during the National Basketball Association playoffs. The Spurs had won the first game, but he pointed out that the series was not over yet, saying, "The opera aint over till the fat lady sings.". The "fat lady" means the fat Norwegian "Brunnhilde," singing the final tragic song, wearing ...


Yellow journalism

Yellow journalism or the yellow press is a type of journalism that does not report much real news with facts. It uses shocking headlines that catch peoples attention to sell more newspapers. Yellow journalism might include exaggerating facts or spreading rumors. Yellow press newspapers have several columns and front-page headlines about different types of news, such as sports and scandals. They use bold layouts with large illustrations and perhaps color, and stories reported using unnamed sources. The term was often used to talk about some large New York City newspapers around 1900 as they ...



Journalism is a type of writing. It includes writing for newspapers, news shows on television, news shows on radio, and news magazine. There are many different news and information jobs in the field of journalism, such as the jobs of newspaper reporter, television news anchor, writer, editor, sub-editor, illustrator, and photographer. People who work in journalism jobs are called journalists.