Does anyone know of a font for the title of a newspaper? 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. Something like the one used by the "newspaper clipping generator" 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:
There is a whole bunch of them over at DaFont and they are mostly free. The typeface style is called Gothic (of the medieval variety ;)).