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Leading Article


an introductory article of a newspaper or journal; it is written by an editor or, occasionally, by a contributor.

In the party and Soviet press, leading articles are an important means for propagandizing the CPSU’s policies in all spheres of public life. Leading articles in social and political periodicals interpret and comment on major current events and on the tasks of the domestic and foreign policy of the CPSU and the Soviet government; they also advocate innovations, criticize shortcomings, and point out practical solutions for current tasks of communist construction. The distinguishing trait of leading articles is their making of broad conclusions from individual facts. In specialized newspapers and journals, leading articles usually deal with vital issues concerning development and perfection of the national economy and culture.


Zhanry sovetskoi gazety. Moscow, 1972.
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The language used of the president of Pakistan in your leading article is offensive and flouts the norms of decent journalism," he wrote.
Dear Sir, I refer to your leading article "An ill wind (Birmingham Post, July 26).
I also think that the Daily Post is wrong in its attitude to the matter as expressed in the leading article.
Robert Desimone, Director of the McGovern Institute, Offers New Findings On How the Brain Filters Out Distractions and Focuses Attention; Research Paper is Leading Article in Newest Edition of Science
The elections are over, the results are known and Albanian once again invested in the same political factor, comments Xhevat Huseini in Tuesday's leading article.
SIR - The Western Mail has once again illustrated the wastefulness of having 22 county councils governing in Wales, in its leading article on June 29 entitled "We must grasp the nettle and reform our costly councils".
YOUR paper's recent leading article, in which Liverpool Lord Mayor Alan Dean expressed his misgivings over the apparent reluctance of city planners to favour tall structures, made painful reading.
Sir, - With regard to the leading article (Post, May 10) by Campbell Docherty concerning the M6 toll road, the remarks attributed to Mr Dennis Eagar illustrate yet again the contempt displayed towards the motorist and the transport industry in general.
Brussels congratulated Gruevski on his victory, while Switzerland cautioned us on the increased number of asylum seekers, says Emin Azemi for Thursday's leading article.
SIR - I read with concern your leading article of Monday, March 3 on the scrapping of hospital parking charges.
Sir, - I have just read the leading article in the perspective section, (Post, Dec, 27), concerning congestion charging.
Macedonian citizens impatiently are waiting to see the election result and the new government of this country that has so many unsolved problems, comments Ardijan Ramadani in Friday's leading article.