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Amazing Discovery

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | March 21, 2011 at 10:00AM

A couple of days later I saw this headline: "Local News Website Increases Traffic After Hiring Comedian to Write Headlines."

[via BuzzFeed]

Well, Now, That's a Headline

Posted by: Carly Hallam | June 24, 2010 at 1:00PM

Wait, what happened? Who did what to who dressed as what?

I wish you would just tell me exactly what went down so I would know whether or not I wanted to read about it. I can't understand this story because your headline is NOT DETAILED ENOUGH!!!

I'm kidding! It's great! Packed with imagery. From here on out 'Woman Assaults Ex-Girlfriend' will no longer do.

[via Epicponyz]

Can We Cut It With the Stupid Headlines Please?

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | June 10, 2009 at 11:00AM

mercurynews

As previously posted, I've begun taking a stand against ridiculous article headlines.

Apparently the foreseeable end of print media has created a perfect storm of dumb titles.  Online journalist are still having trouble realizing that just because it's on the web doesn't mean it isn't for reals.  Whereas print journalist, desperate for attention, are willing to pull out all the stops to grab potential readers.

So here's our latest gem: "Star Report: Adam Lambert says he's gay; also, sun rises in east."

Awesome.  Way to class it up Mercury News.

Jesus.  Ever since Katie Couric took over the CBS Evening News no one feels the need to even try anymore.

[via Reddit]