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Headline style pet peeve

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by enigami, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    now i've seen it all.

  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    All, now he's seen it.
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    There should be more visual cleverness:


    Now he's seen it
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Close, but no helmets.
  5. Rookie23

    Rookie23 Member

    It's the Post. They can do whatever the hell they want. Shit, I'd work for them in a heartbeat. Boring layout page and all. Sign me up.
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Ha ha ... I have many talents. Sadly, headline writing has never been one of them ... I was always OK with that.
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    That said, I did come up with the odd gem. And the one I always hang my hat on was:

    Bert, Who's He?

    On a column depicting the Vancouver Canucks' trying to evade the issue of The Incident, perpetrated by Bertuzzi against Steve Moore. After Bert's suspension, the players were acting like he didn't even exist.
  8. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Guest

    I'm appalled at the lazy sports headlines these days. Yes, copy editors are overworked to the bone, but heds and cutlines are where you show how great you are. Punch up your heds and cuts. Make 'em shout. Push the envelope. Take risks. And never settle for the boring and the mundane. Look hard into the story and find something that really sells.
  9. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Says the guy whose handle is one of the most cliched headlines since "Orange Crush." :D

    I keed, I keed.
  10. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Guest

    yeah, well, what's your point?

    show me some better copy editors, and i'll shut up.

    copy editors, at least plenty of them, have forgotten what it means to be a copy editor.............

    it's not just about finding misspelled words, ya know.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    TrojanHorse, where have you been hiding?
  12. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Have Al Strachan thrown on your desk and you'll know what it takes to be a copy editor. Until then, however, you are not my hero.
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