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Beware of stacked headlines!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Cleveland.com currently has a headline up that reads exactly like this:

    • U.S. marshals
    looking for sex

    Don't stop reading after two lines!
  2. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Aren't we all. Oh wait, I stopped reading after two lines. Silly me.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I thought this was somehow going to have to do with the photo of Tim Tebow and his, um, favorite twins.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I worked a front page desk for a bit. Between sports jobs a long time ago when I needed a job and it was a way to get a foot in the door.
    Anyhow, one of the many lessons I learned...Always, always be cognizant of the pagebreak or rackfold. For reasons like the above hed.
  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    On the message board at an Anaheim Ducks game at the Honda Center recently:
    NHL Notes: Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson has a groin ...
    I was thinking, "well, everyone does," then the next line came up" ... injury and is day-to-day.
    I was amused by the break.
  6. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Hate crap like this...isn't the goal to attract readers, not make it unreadable?
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Lotta white space on that third line ...
  8. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    U.S. Marshals looking for sex didn't attract you?
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