Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Take a header

For each of the big events in your favorite movie (book, video game ...), write a newspaper headline. Or two. Or a dozen. The stories can be disaster stories. Or human interest. Or what's-behind-this event? ...

Loose cannon commands flagship

Secret peace keeping weapon hijacked

17,000 KILLED IN SAN FRANCISCO ATTACK

Head of Star Fleet a terrorist?

The best way to get a feel for great headlines is reading lots of headlines, good and bad. That said, I did stumble across a couple of pages from the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Writing Good Heds, What Does a Good Headline Do?, Headline (or "Hed") Jargon
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