Writer's Glossary: Masthead

Masthead (N)

A masthead is a list, usually found on the editorial page of a newspaper or magazine, of the members of the newspaper's editorial board. If no editorial board exists, the masthead will often feature a list of top news staff members. Some mastheads also include information such as the publication's founding date, slogan, logo and contact information.

Online publications often have what could be considered mastheads on the "about us" or "contact us" pages. However, some online publications still call such pages its "masthead," probably a homage to the newspaper industry.

Source: Wikipedia

1. (Also called flag.) A statement printed in all issues of a newspaper, magazine, or the like, usually on the editorial page, giving the publication's name, the names of the owner and staff, etc.

2. (Also called nameplate.) A line of type on the front page of a newspaper or the cover of a periodical giving the name of the publication.

Source: Dictionary.com

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