CAPTION

Caption is used as a synonym for cutline or underline. It constitutes wording, accompanying and describing finer details of a photograph or illustration, usually beneath or beside it. A good caption can add life to a fairly mundane picture while a bad caption can spoil a good picture. The identification is permanent in a caption, time and location are not always necessary. There are do’s and don’ts about caption writing. Some of them are given below: Use the picture as intro. Complement the picture Reflect the mood Try to create interest which may not be obvious at a glance Use present tense to describe an action in the picture. Use your imagination and lead the reader through a thought process. Don’t simply describe the picture. Don’t state the obvious. Don’t assume the reader knows a face. Kinds of Captions : Formal Informal 1. Formal In formal captions the five Ws […]

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COLUMN, Definition, Types of Column & Writing Column

COLUMN DEFINITION & EXPLANATION What is the column? How to define column and explain?Here in the following trying to answer the above questions of Column definition in explanation of the column in details. It is the personal opinion of the column writer that would not be tolerated in any other kind of story. The columnist can pass judgments, make recommendations, talk about himself or herself and otherwise violate most of the accepted tenets of news writing. The style and approach in writing columns are neither serious nor deductive. Columns can be humorous, can report on local life and people or can deal with some specialty such as finance. Probably the most popular topic for columns is politics and government. CHARACTERISTICS OF COLUMNS The feature, the column and the editorial are sometimes hard to distinguish; qualities of each cross over and intermingle. But columns offer an opportunity for variety in content […]

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