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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 Active 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.
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