Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

"[N]othing prejudices the way a reader comes to a piece more than its headline. Nothing is more likely to make him or her believe, even after reading the article through, that the author has said something he has not said and perhaps would never want people to imagine he has said."

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KenWheaton (#401)

Other things people write. "Meantime, the journalist who had conducted and written up the interview phoned to apologize and assure me he had had nothing to do with the title."

Is that a Midwestern thing? That use of "meantime" without "In the" before it (or as a replacement for "meanwhile")? Serious question.

"Why that clickbait headline is secretly accurate"
"You're Doing It Wrong: Headlines"
"Forget All You Know About Headlines—The Real Story is in the Dek/Alt-Text"
"Hed, Dek, Lede: How Old-Timey Newspaper Slang Predicted Twitter"
/end slatebot

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