Byline vs. Subheading - What's the difference?


  • Byline

    The byline on a newspaper or magazine article gives the name of the writer of the article. Bylines are commonly placed between the headline and the text of the article, although some magazines (notably Reader's Digest) place bylines at the bottom of the page to leave more room for graphical elements around the headline. defines a byline as "a printed line of text accompanying a news story, article, or the like, giving the author's name".


  • Byline (noun)

    A line at the head of a newspaper or magazine article carrying the writer's name.

  • Byline (noun)

    A touchline.

  • Byline (verb)

    To provide (an article) with a byline.

  • Subheading (noun)

    any of the headings under which each of the main divisions of a subject may be subdivided

  • Subheading (noun)

    a heading or caption subordinate to a main headline, heading, or title especially when inserted as a divider between sections (as of a newspaper or periodical article or story or text of a book)

Oxford Dictionary

  • Byline (noun)

    a line in a newspaper naming the writer of an article

    "his byline appeared in the first issue"

  • Byline (noun)

    (chiefly in soccer) the part of the goal line to either side of the goal.

  • Subheading (noun)

    a heading given to a subsection of a piece of writing

    "the page is broken up into short paragraphs with subheadings"

    "this project falls under the subheading of ‘Skills and the Workforce’"

Princeton's WordNet

  • Subheading (noun)

    a heading of a subdivision of a text

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