Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Hed quiz!

Two approaches to a story Ripped From Today's Headlines:

Coffee found to help women's blood pressure, study says

Coffee found unlikely to raise blood pressure in women

Which is a better hed for your newspaper to use, and why?

For bonus points, suggest alternate approaches and bring up any concerns you have with your preferred hed. Or discuss whatever your own paper chose, such as this one:

Java blood pressure hazard discounted

Tnx and kudos to one of the alert East Coast chiefs of station who raised this idea. If you get any phone calls from the White House looking for operatives' identities, we want to hear about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

suggest alternate approaches

I really don't care what you think. Using "alernate" to mean "aternative" makes my flesh crawl.

11:26 PM, November 20, 2005  

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