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Confusing headline

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    On ESPN.com:

    Stojakovic opts out of deal to become free agent

    ... which makes it sound like he opted not to become a free agent

    From AP:

    Pacers' Stojakovic becomes free agent

    ... and both heads fail to take into account that he wants to return to Indiana.
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    There's only one thing to clear this up: An AP cutline.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Which would, of course, include the helpful information about his country of origin.
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