Masthead (publishing)

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In American usage, a publication's masthead is a printed list, published in a fixed position in each edition, of its owners, departments, officers and address details,[1][2] which in British English usage is known as imprint.[3]

In the UK and many other Commonwealth nations, "the masthead" is a publication's designed title as it appears on the front page[3]; what in American English is known as the nameplate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Funk & Wagnall's Standard Dictionary, New York 1960
  2. ^ E.g., masthead of The New York Times
  3. ^ a b The Guardian: Newspaper terminology Linked 2013-06-16