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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by stugatz, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. stugatz

    stugatz New Member

    Need a little help here for an eight-page section we're doing on our local minor league ballclub, which is changing affiliations.
    We're doing a full page each for top 10 players and top 10 moments in team history. We'll run some pictures to correspond with some of the moments/players.
    Now, my question is which do you all think is better: a) count down the list from 10 to 1 OR b) start at 1 and go to 10.
    In this format, more like a story than a list, and broken up with photos, I like B. But I know it usually makes more sense to countdown from 10.
    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
  2. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    10 to 1. No question. No discussion.
  3. huntsie

    huntsie Active Member

    Yeah, I'd go 10 down to 1 as well.
  4. stugatz

    stugatz New Member

    Thanks guys.
  5. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Unless you don't want the readers to read all 10. Then go 1 to 10.
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I think these lists have become a cliche. But magazine editors believe these things sell magazines on newsstands and that it is more effective using a weird number, such as "17 ways a cucumber can enhance your sex life!"
  7. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    It's at least 22, and that's not counting similar vegetables like zuccini and squash. Youse guys don't know nuthin'. :))
  8. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Gotta agree. At least 22. More like 35 I think, but haven't ever kept count, and some are variations, so I don't know whether that counts as a new use or not.
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