What is the style of font called that is typically used in newspaper mastheads?
Does anyone know of a font suitable for the title of a newspaper? It is also the type that's used for the first letter of a chapter of a book (and is so calligraphic, you can't tell if it has serifs or not).
I am looking for something like the one used by the "newspaper clipping generator" at fodey.com:
Generated at fodey.com
That style of lettering is called Blackletter (also sometimes loosely called "gothic script", or "old English"), and if you do a search for "blackletter font" you'll find plenty of fonts that imitate this style.
Monotype old English image from identifont:
Or if you're looking for free fonts, UniFraktur is a free blackletter one which appears authentic but has a different style of capitals to what you're after. Meyne Textur is somewhat along the theme you're looking for. There are probably others, of varying quality.
Meyne Textur free font: