through the process of creating a pattern of dots or
lines; the lighter the tone, the smaller and farther
apart the dots.
HANDOUT A term used by civilian editors to
describe a standard news release.
HARD NEWS A type of news story designed
primarily to inform the reader, listener or viewer.
HEAD, BANNER A headline that is set the full-page
width at the top of a news page to draw attention to
the lead story or the page in which it appears.
HEAD, CROSSLINE A headline similar in appear-
ance to a banner head, except it does not always span
the full width of the page. However, the crossline
head covers all the columns of the story to which it
HEAD, FLUSH LEFT A two- or three-line headline
with each line set flush left.
HEAD, HAMMER A headline variant that is set
twice the size of the main head, set flush left and is
no wider than half the width of the headline area.
Also known as a reverse kicker.
HEAD, JUMP A headline variant designed to help
the reader find a portion of a story continued from
HEAD, NOVELTY A headline variant that features
typographical tricks, such as setting part of the head
upside down, using an ornate typeface or
substituting artwork as characters.
HEAD, SIDE A headline that runs alongside a story.
HEAD, SKYLINE A banner headline set above the
flag or nameplate.
HEAD, STANDING A headline variant used for
regular or recurring content, such as sports and
chaplains columns. The standing head does not
change from issue to issue.
HEAD, STREAMER The widest and biggest
multicolumn headline on a page, regardless of
whether it is set the full width of the page.
HEAD, TRIPOD A headline variant characterized by
a single, short line of larger type set to the left of two
lines of smaller type. The tripod portion (larger
wording) should be twice the size of the definition
or main headline.
HEAD, WICKET A headline variant characterized
by a short line of larger type set to the right of two
lines of smaller type. The wicket is essentially a
tripod head in reverse, saris colon.
HEADLINE A newspaper device that attracts the
reader to a story, usually by summarizing the
contents of the story (also referred to as a head).
HEADLINE SCHEDULE A keyed record of all the
headlines used in a particular newspaper and
usually specifying the unit count for each.
HOLD FILE A collection of Fleet Home Town News
Release Forms (NAVSO 5724/1) submitted to the
Fleet Home Town News Center (FHTNC) by a
deploying unit. The hold file is used to process
master (roster) stories, such as the deployment,
mid-deployment and end of deployment stories.
HOUSE ORGAN A publication printed by a business
or organization that is intended primarily for
HUE In television, the actual color of light.
HYPO See FIXER.
INITIAL LETTER A large, ornate capital letter used
at the beginning of a paragraph.
INSERT EDITING In television, an editing mode
whereby the editor may add or change video or
audio separately or together without affecting the
INSTRUCTION A directive that contains authority
or information having continuing reference value or
requiring continuing action. It remains in effect for
seven years or until it is superseded or otherwise
canceled by the originator or higher authority,
whichever occurs frost.
INTERVIEW A conversation between two people,
one of whom seeks information from the other.
INTERVIEW, AD-LIB In radio and television, an
interview method that is totally unrehearsed or off
INTERVIEW, INFORMATION In radio and
television, a type of interview designed to inform
INTERVIEW, MAN ON THE STREET. See
INTERVIEW, OPINION In radio and television, an
interview whereby the thoughts or opinions of the
interviewee are highlighted, such as the man on the