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headline style

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by writing irish, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Which words to capitalize, which words not to capitalize.

    What's the style where you are and do you like it? Is it consistent throughout your entire product- print, web, whatever?
  2. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Mine used to be capitalize only the first word unless you have a proper noun in the hed. I prefer it to the others I've seen.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Downstyle's how I roll.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Me, too.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    In other words, downstyle.
  6. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    What about doggystyle?

    Sorry. :)
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    doggy style sans-serif.

    but just go with what you like. i really don't think readers care about hed styles.
  8. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Whatever you decide, ALL CAPS is an unacceptable choice.
  10. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Capitalize Every Fuckin' Word. ::) :mad: ::)

    I guess you can tell that I don't like it one bit.
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I would definitely disagree. We've used it frequently on centerpiece game stories, and goodness knows what the NY Post/Daily News would do if they couldn't use all caps on their front and back.
  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    You know, it's a headline, not a sentence. I really don't see what is so egregious.
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