Journalists and publications use captions often, usually as a way to specify the details of photos. Photo captions help readers understand the meaning behind a particular picture, illustration, or photo that is either inside an article or alone on a page. Captions are also sometimes referred to as cutlines, as they are short and descriptive lines cut in to a story. Those that are longer than a few sentences are defined as copy blocks. In other instances, they usually stick with being around a single sentence long.
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