As in any profession, journalism has its own, unique language. Here's a quick interpretive guide to some "Newspeak" from the Deseret News:
art Photographs, charts, illustrations. Editors often ask reporters, "Does that story have art?"
boy1, dog1 Deseret News jargon for B1 and D1, the metro and sports covers.
budget A list of stories being prepared for the paper.
byline The identifier at the start of a story that tells the reader who wrote it.
caption only A photograph that runs by itself, without a related story.
The Chuck rule A rule established by the former assignment editor dictating that we generally do not do a story on a public protest unless at least 20 protesters show up.
city desk The department that covers local news.
color deadline The deadline by which photographs and other color elements, such as a logo, must be set on a page.
copy desk The department that gives a story its final edit and writes the headlines and captions.
dateline The name of the city from which a story originates. It runs at the start of a story.
deck A secondary headline, usually three lines long, at the start of a story.
doubletruck The two facing pages in the middle of a section.
dummy A line drawing on paper of a page showing where the ads have been placed.
early run Sections of the paper that are printed a day or a few days before they actually go out to readers. Many Sunday feature sections, for instance, are early runs.
feech A feature story.
flack A public relations person.
flag, refer A line at the top of a story that refers the reader to a related story elsewhere in that day's paper.
folo A story that runs usually the next day after the original story, updating the reader on new developments.
head A headline
jele Pronounced jelly, it refers to usually a weekend story that is allowed to run a little longer than other stories as a "showcase" piece. The name jele comes from the late Eugene Jelesnik and the "Talent Showcase" productions he did for television.
jump The portion of a story that runs on a separate page from the start of the story.
lede The first paragraph or first few paragraphs of a story.
mast The large label that runs across the top of a section front, telling the readers the newspaper's name on A1 and the various section names on boy1, dog1, etc.
mug A photograph of an individual.
news hole The amount of space in the paper for news stories vs. advertising.
nut graf The paragraph that contains "why the reader should care" essence of the story.
obit slop The second page of the obituary section, where obituaries "slop" onto if there are too many to be accommodated on just one page.
paginator The person who designs and places stories and art elements on a page on the computer.
PIO Public information officer, the news media liaison for a law enforcement agency.
pox team The team of reporters that covers police and courts.
sidebar A secondary story to another story.
skedline A reporter's brief description, for the editors' benefit, of the story they're planning to write. Reporters list their skedlines in the budget.
skybox The three boxes that run across the top of A1 each day, highlighting stories to be found in the paper.
slip A correction to a mistake in a story.
style A newspaper's rules of word usage and spelling; why the park is Sugarhouse Park but the area is Sugar House.
wire Stories filed by news services such as The Associated Press or Reuters.
writethru A new version of a story that "writes through" an older version. A writethru might appear in a later edition, updating an earlier version of a story.