Politiken Field Notes – “Words”

There is a slight language barrier, however,

Headlines: Most headlines are standard size. They are shorter than a New York Times headline, but not hammers. The more prominent stories tend to have longer headlines, but I still consider them an appropriate length. All of the stories seem to have secondary headlines, about 2 lines in length.

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Pull quotes: Politiken does utilize pull quotes. Each pull quote is treated the same – one pair of giant red quotation marks at the front of the quote and an attribution. The quotes seem to be approximately one sentence in length. Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 11.17.46 PM

Cutlines and Captions: Generally it seems that illustrations on Politiken’s A1 only have the authors signature (no cutline or caption), while photographs have one line of explanatory caption.


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Bylines and credit lines: Simply the writers name, region of importance to the story, and occasionally a date. Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 11.31.50 PM

Promos and reefers: On the cover the promos are – Colorful. Module. And use a predominant image and a short sentence. They are associated with specific departments.

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