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Let's hope this page didn't make it to print!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ondeadline, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    But it sure made it to the Newseum's site.


    OK, I know it's dummy copy. But just on the off chance this hits the streets, wouldn't you want to spell the word "line" correctly? I realize they probably used "lyne" to get a descender, but why not use "head goes here" to accomplish that?

    You can see a big version of this page here:
  2. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    I'll assume this was just a designer wanting to get his/her work of art online before the pointless drudgery of writing those boring headlines (no one reads those).

    "Former OSU Cowboy killed" is clearly the work of an amateur. No need to say Cowboy. Player would be fine.
  4. jcrutchmer

    jcrutchmer Guest

    It didn't make it to print, but it's the second time in a week that dummy copy has made it to the Newseum site from this paper. My guess is the paper's system automatically PDFs to Newseum at a certain time each night, and for this game, and the last time it happened (the night of Ford's death) that time probably came before the final deadline.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Big problem is the hed on the left:
    "Dawn of
    year sees
    first killing"

    Never mind the bad split... but neither the dawn nor the year can SEE!
  6. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    This particular newspaper has a lot of problems with headlines and subheds -- especially subheds.
  7. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Never mind that a year can see anything.
  8. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member

    I love the Boise State-Okla subhead ...

    "Two line newsy nutgraph
    to help the reader can go here
    please, thank you"
  9. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Chick named Dawn from the lovely burg of year, founded by hoops mccann
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Actually a lot of papers misspell at least one word in the dummy heds. Shows up when you run spellcheck and if you haven't written a real hed you realize it when lyne or hedy or whatever gets caught by your spellcheck.
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    IMO, there's (almost) no such thing as a bad split in a one-column headline.

    Given the limitations, a headline that says what needs to be said is a success. If there are no bad splits, that's just a bonus.
  12. EE94

    EE94 Guest


    And wouldn't all of us want our yet to be completed work critiqued by the world.

    Holy cow, let's start of 2007 allowing some latitude when some is clearly deserved
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