Below the fold: The bottom half of the front page (A1) of the newspaper.
Budget: A list of stories for the next days paper.
Buried the lead: Phrase meaning that there is concern that the most important fact is not at the top.
Cold type: Photographic paper with entire stories, ads and photographs already printed on it.
Flats: Newspaper sized plexiglas sheets covered with ruled pages of lined cardboard on which the articles making up the next day's paper will be pasted.
Folio lines: Piece of text containing the page numbers and the next day's date.
Hot type: Thousands of tiny lead ingots, stamps, with the letters of the alphabet, a number or a line of type. These were assembled by hand in a frame to compose the text of the next day's newspaper.
Key: An italic line of type that tells the reader where to find the continuation of a story.
Lawyering: The process of checking a story to confirm that it does not violate libel or any laws.
Lead: First paragraph of a story.
News hole: Space available in each section of the paper for news stories.
Off-lead position: The upper left section of the front page (A1).
Off the floor: The stage when all type has been pasted on the flats.
Pitch: Key part of the meeting where the articles to be printed in the next day's paper are selected.
Slug: A one word title given to each article.