Yearbook Terms Flashcards

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angle
A writer's specific perspective on a broader topic.
attribution
To identify the person who said the words being quoted.
caption
A few sentences that identify the who, what, where, when, why and how of a picture.
closing
Final pages of the yearbook.
contents
Listing of the pages containing the sections, opening, closing, and index.
copy
The main story on a yearbook spread.
cover
Outside of the yearbook which protects the contents.
coverage
Refers both to topics features on individual spreads and how the topics are highlighted.
divider
A spread used to separate each of the sections of the yearbook.
editorializing
When a reporter provides his or her opinion to the reader.
endsheet
Heavier sheets of paper which hold the pages of the yearbook to the cover.
flat
Eight pages on one side of the signature.
folio tabs
The page number and the topic of a spread placed as a unit at the bottom left and bottom right of the spread.
four color
Printing in magenta, cyan, yellow, and black.
graphics
Elements such as rule lines, gray screens, large initial letters and special type treatments which enhance the book's design.
headline
A line of large type used to tell the reader what is to follow.
index
A complete alphabetical listing of all students, teachers, advertisers, topics, and events covered in the yearbook.
interview
A conversation between a reporter and a source.
ladder
A page-by-page listing of the yearbook's contents.
lead
An attention-grabbing introduction that sets the tone of the story.
opening
The first two to four pages of the yearbook which introduce the theme.
quotation
A direct statement a reporter obtains through an interview.
section
A yearbook is typically broken up into six of these.
signature
A 16 page grouping made up of two 8-page flats.
source
The person whom a reporter interviews.
spine
Area of the yearbook connecting the front and back covers.
spin-off
A "mini theme" used as a section title.
spot color
Printing in at least one additional color besides black.
spread
Two facing or side-by-side pages in the yearbook.
style sheet
A list of guidelines a writer uses to maintain consistent punctuation and capitalization.
subhead
A secondary headline.
theme
A verbal statement and a visual look which tie all parts of the yearbook together.
title page
Page one of the yearbook. Includes vital information regarding the school.
transition
A factual sentence a writer uses to link one quotation to another in a piece of copy.
serif
Type style with tiny "feet" at the end of each letter stroke.
leading lines
Real or imaginary lines that direct the reader to the center of interest in a photo
eyeline
A horizontal break on the spread that is exactly one pica, but not in the middle of the layout.
rule of thirds
Division of a photo, horizontally and vertically, so the subject falls into one of the intersecting optical hot spots
dominant photo
A photo that is 2 to 2.5 times larger than other photos on the spread
cut out background
Editing, or cutting away, of unwanted content areas of a photo
candid
An unposed photo that documents the action or story.
pica
A unit of measurement equal to 1/6 of an inch and 12 points.
white space
Blank area where no elements are placed
internal margins
Spacing between items within the spread
external margins
Spacing around perimeter (outer edge) of entire spread
colophon
Detailed listing of technical printing info (at end of the book) & staff listing
gutter
Vertical area where two pages meet in the middle
bleed
when any image or element touches the edge of the page extending beyond the trim edge,
kerning
adjusting space between certain combination of type characters to improve appearance
leading
the vertical distance between lines of type measured in points from the baseline of one line of type to the baseline of the next line
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