Go Back   ManagementParadise.com | Management & Business Education Learning Platform BMM Paradise for Bachelors in Mass Media Forum > Introduction to Journalism

Functions of News Paper Departments

Discuss Functions of News Paper Departments within the Introduction to Journalism forums, part of the BMM Paradise for Bachelors in Mass Media Forum category; Editorial Department All reading material except advertisements are assembled in the Editorial department. A large newspaper’s Editorial department will have ...

Reply

 

Thread Tools Display Modes
Functions of News Paper Departments
Old
 (1 (permalink))
Sunanda K. Chavan
sunandaC has a spectacular aura aboutsunandaC has a spectacular aura aboutsunandaC has a spectacular aura about
 
sunandaC
Management Paradise Guru
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 6,680
Join Date: Jul 2010
Functions of News Paper Departments - November 1st, 2010

Editorial Department





All reading material except advertisements are assembled in the Editorial department. A large newspaper’s Editorial department will have five general divisions.

1. Newsroom - Here local, regional, national international news is received through terminals. It would have sub classification in terms of political news, agriculture, finance art etc. News received is then
converted into news reports, features columns, etc..

2..Editorial Room – Here the Editor and the Editorial page writers handle the material that goes in the editorial page , including feature stories, book reviews and letters from the readers



3. Picture division – Here staff photographers submit their photographic assignments received from picture editor, city editor etc. Space and equipments for picture
processing are located in this room.

4. Copy Desk –The copy editor is the last link between the news paper and the public. His department constitutes the back bone of the news paper. Here experienced copy readers read the various news items. They edit, correct, check and verify facts, indicate paragraphs and write headlines. Subsequently the page layouts are decided and the copy is then delivered for composing and printing.



5.Library - In big news papers a library popularly called the ‘morgue’ is attached to the Editorial Department. It stores ‘dead copy’ which can be used as ‘background ‘ for current stories. Past news clipppings, statistics on important socio economic matters are also stored here. At present most of this information is stored online.


Functions of Business Department


1.Advertisement Department – This department supports the survival and
success of the news paper as a commercial venture. It receives the
following types of advertisements .
a. Classified advertisements {normally 24 words or specified lines ,only message}
b. Display advertisements {Picture, catch copy , persuasive by nature}
c. Black and white advertisements
d. Colour advertisements
e. Specified position advertisements {front page etc.}
f. Gate fold advertisements {on front page , two covers for
magazine etc.}
g. Government advertisements,
h. Advertorials {advertisement in the form of text matter}
i. Advertisement under Box nos.




2. Circulation department :- This department is headed by the circulation manager. He performs certain statutory functions as well as certain non statutory functions.

Statutory functions:-
He deals with the Audit Bureau of circulation. He has to provide the information about the number of unsold copies.

b He furnishes the circulation details to the Registrar of News Papers .
He has to satisfy the Registrar that the newsprint consumption is In proportion the circulation and printing capacity.
He should satisfy the Registrar that all the payments have been received from the agents and it is credited to the news paper account.
e. The registrar should also be supplied with the transportation details.

Non Statutory Functions :-
Promotion of circulation among various territories and various interest groups by offering discounts, gifts and other offers.
b. Suggest the opening of new editions based on competition.
c. Conduct periodical swot analysis.
d. Train and motivate agents / hawkers.
e. He should adopt a ‘push’ strategy atao sell his new
magazine etc. with the regular newspaper.
f. Conduct readership surveys.
g. Ensure prompt and timely delivery of the news paper.
Advertisements

Friends: (0)
Reply With Quote
Re: Functions of News Paper Departments
Old
 (2 (permalink))
Business Education
Business-education is on a distinguished road
 
Business-education
Student of BMM
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Management Paradise Guru
Status: Offline
Posts: 4,329
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Re: Functions of News Paper Departments - June 24th, 2015

Hello guys, It is very informative and highly credible, I was just curious and did paucity of surfing, but that didn't get wasted and i would like to add tinge of information on News paper documents.

News Paper Designing

Starting a news paper

Friends: (0)
Reply With Quote
Re: Functions of News Paper Departments
Old
 (3 (permalink))
Jitendra Mazee
jitendra05 is on a distinguished road
 
jitendra05
Student of Bachelor of Engineering at RGTU Bhopal
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Management Paradise Guru
 
Institute: RGTU Bhopal
Status: Offline
Posts: 27,848
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Re: Functions of News Paper Departments - February 24th, 2016

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunandaC View Post
Editorial Department





All reading material except advertisements are assembled in the Editorial department. A large newspaper’s Editorial department will have five general divisions.

1. Newsroom - Here local, regional, national international news is received through terminals. It would have sub classification in terms of political news, agriculture, finance art etc. News received is then
converted into news reports, features columns, etc..

2..Editorial Room – Here the Editor and the Editorial page writers handle the material that goes in the editorial page , including feature stories, book reviews and letters from the readers



3. Picture division – Here staff photographers submit their photographic assignments received from picture editor, city editor etc. Space and equipments for picture
processing are located in this room.

4. Copy Desk –The copy editor is the last link between the news paper and the public. His department constitutes the back bone of the news paper. Here experienced copy readers read the various news items. They edit, correct, check and verify facts, indicate paragraphs and write headlines. Subsequently the page layouts are decided and the copy is then delivered for composing and printing.



5.Library - In big news papers a library popularly called the ‘morgue’ is attached to the Editorial Department. It stores ‘dead copy’ which can be used as ‘background ‘ for current stories. Past news clipppings, statistics on important socio economic matters are also stored here. At present most of this information is stored online.


Functions of Business Department


1.Advertisement Department – This department supports the survival and
success of the news paper as a commercial venture. It receives the
following types of advertisements .
a. Classified advertisements {normally 24 words or specified lines ,only message}
b. Display advertisements {Picture, catch copy , persuasive by nature}
c. Black and white advertisements
d. Colour advertisements
e. Specified position advertisements {front page etc.}
f. Gate fold advertisements {on front page , two covers for
magazine etc.}
g. Government advertisements,
h. Advertorials {advertisement in the form of text matter}
i. Advertisement under Box nos.




2. Circulation department :- This department is headed by the circulation manager. He performs certain statutory functions as well as certain non statutory functions.

Statutory functions:-
He deals with the Audit Bureau of circulation. He has to provide the information about the number of unsold copies.

b He furnishes the circulation details to the Registrar of News Papers .
He has to satisfy the Registrar that the newsprint consumption is In proportion the circulation and printing capacity.
He should satisfy the Registrar that all the payments have been received from the agents and it is credited to the news paper account.
e. The registrar should also be supplied with the transportation details.

Non Statutory Functions :-
Promotion of circulation among various territories and various interest groups by offering discounts, gifts and other offers.
b. Suggest the opening of new editions based on competition.
c. Conduct periodical swot analysis.
d. Train and motivate agents / hawkers.
e. He should adopt a ‘push’ strategy atao sell his new
magazine etc. with the regular newspaper.
f. Conduct readership surveys.
g. Ensure prompt and timely delivery of the news paper.
Hey sunanda, thanks for the information and explaining us the various functions of newspaper department. Well, i am also uploading a document which will give some more detailed information on newspaper department.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Functions of News Paper Departments.pdf (288.1 KB, 0 views)
Friends: (0)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
departments, functions, news, paper
Related to Functions of News Paper Departments
 

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Departments in an AD AGENCY Manish V Dhanwani Agency Management 1 February 23rd, 2016 01:03 PM
Starting a news paper Sunanda K. Chavan Introduction to Journalism 1 November 12th, 2010 07:16 PM
Net Savvy traffic departments Sunanda K. Chavan General Talks 0 August 23rd, 2010 05:08 PM
Training & HR - Same or seperate departments MK C HOT Debates - The Big Fight 6 June 19th, 2009 05:26 PM
News Paper Designing Manish V Dhanwani Editing 1 May 20th, 2009 07:18 PM
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


ManagementParadise.com is not responsible for the views and opinion of the posters. The posters and only posters shall be liable for any copyright infringement.



Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.