Posts tagged: headlines
At least yesterday's did.
S-R reader Cynthia Laird called and reported that the big “Hey, hey Paula” headline on yesterday's features section made her start hearing a certain song. And she kept hearing it. And hearing it.
“I thought I would lose my mind,” she said.
I'm not sure who wrote that headline. But I have a hunch it was an EWU grad who hadn't even been born when the song in question was a hit in 1963.
Just part of our sing-along service.
Earlier this week, that expression was the beginning of a headline on the S-R's front page.
Nothing wrong with that. Made sense and was perfectly clear.
But I wonder how many readers thought of The Onion when they saw that.
Seeing one of those headlines on the newspaper's website this morning made me wonder.
How many SR headlines have included the wording “ends in stabbling”?
Not so many as you might suspect.
In fact, in searching our electronic archives, I could find just four in the past 15 years.
Of course, that was just looking at print editions and considering only local news stories.
More significantly, that counts only headlines with the exact wording “ends in stabbing.” Certainly many other stories about local stabbings had headlines with different wording.
After all, sometimes the stabbing is not the end but is just the start of another Lilac City adventure.
At first glance, I thought a subhead in the Voice section's Education Notebook roundup read “Rogers High cooks dogs, cats.”
But before I really had time to form the thought that this news was underplayed, I realized I had read it wrong.
The headline, referring to some good work done by the school's kitchen staff to benefit the Humane Society, actually said “Rogers High cooks help dogs, cats”.