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What is a subhead?
March 04, 2014 3:35PM
A document (such as an article, essay, or chapter of a book) may
be divided into parts or sections. A section would have a title or
heading ("head"). Beneath any given head, subordinate parts or
subdivisions would also have headings at a lower level. Those would
be subheads. They would typically receive less emphasis than the
main heads, by being in a smaller font or otherwise styled
differently. Heads and subheads of a document typically correspond
to main topics and subtopics in an outline. But they are not just
an indented list; there is text under each one of them, and the
head or subhead states the topic of that section of text.
Subhead is a news style (also journalistic style or news writing) is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television.