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Newspaper

Definition

„The newspaper brings the most recent current events in shortest regular intervals to the widest public.“ (Emil Dofivat, 1976)

 

A newspaper is a printed product with a moderate number of pages, it is published in short regular intervals, at least once a week. These four criteria define a newspaper: topicality (current coverage), periodicality (regular publication), publicity (accessible for the general public) and universality (variety of subjects).

A newspaper is distinct from a journal as it is dedicated to current events und usually divided in categories as politics, economics, sports, literature, which are produced by independent departments. Each department specializes in a subject, but the divisions between tend to dissolve into an integrated department (a newsdesk). Special subjects are often attributed to the single editors.

The parts of a newspaper are called issues.