A standfirst is:

an introductory paragraph in an article, printed in larger or bolder type or in capitals, which summarizes the article

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved December 28, 2017 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/standfirst

What is the opposite of a standfirst — a final paragraph that is distinct from the main body of the article, something that if it were online might be a call to action or in print the address to write a letter to.

Although not a perfect example here is an article from the Evening Standard.

A bold final line in an article that is distinct from the body

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    Depends on what you consider the 'opposite'... do you mean, everything that is NOT a standfirst, or a final paragraph printed in smaller type or lowercase, which adds details, or a sidebar, or something else? There are too many available dimensions for opposition at the moment.
    – Hellion
    Dec 28, 2017 at 15:10
  • Can you include an example sentence to express intended usage more clearly. For example when you say opposite to do you mean a concluding paragraph? Printed in smaller type? I guess not... but as you can see your question is somewhat ambiguous at the moment.
    – Gary
    Dec 28, 2017 at 15:11

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A coda, perhaps?

1.2 A concluding event, remark, or section. (Oxford)


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