Sometimes you need the freedom to promote your special posts without publicly displaying their tags in the post. For this purpose, the Newspaper theme has a special category called Featured Posts that will help you achieve exactly what you want.
In order to mark a post as featured, all you have to do is include it in the Featured category. To do this, you must go to the backend of your post, and from the All Categories section, check the box that says Featured. This category is created by default. It is also hidden, so no Featured category tag will appear on pages or blocks.