1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Weingarten on the lost art of headline writing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Gene Weingarten laments the loss of classic headlines in digital journalism.


    He also has an entertaining line about online comments.

  2. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    [quote author=Gene Weingarten]Call me a grumpy old codger, but I liked the old way better. For one thing, I used to have at least a rudimentary idea of how a newspaper got produced: On deadline, drunks with cigars wrote stories that were edited by constipated but knowledgeable people, then printed on paper by enormous machines operated by people with stupid hats and dirty faces.[/quote]

    I nearly spit out my afternoon coffee while chuckling at that.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Dead-on nails. Loved it.
  4. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    SEO has killed the clever-headline business.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Hilarious. Too close to the truth, but hilarious.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I loved that column.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page