an 8-column headline

  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    It is a headline which runs the entire width of a newspaper's page, conventionally printed eight columns wide. (Also called a banner headline.) The headline below that begins "Armistice signed..." is an 8-column headline. Below it are several one-column and 2-column headlines.

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    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Most American newspapers, including the New York Times, switched to a six-column format many years ago. So I suppose you'd have to modify that sentence today.