by Julie Moos
Dec. 7, 2012
Stephen J. Dubner has collected photos of about three dozen really dumb newspaper headlines. Here are a few:
Tags: Top Stories
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“Help me, Jim! You’re my only hope!”
When do the adults return to work?
Oy. First the Freakonomics jokers splat a bunch of stuff on a Web page without bothering to check, or care, if it’s all real, then Poynter decides that this (along with shallow Royals-obsessiveness) is what it should be doing to shore up the post-Romenesko losses.
Par for the course in both cases, I guess.
Thanks, Andy! I hadn’t seen the BuzzFeed list, which has lots of overlap with this one. –Julie Moos/Director of Poynter Online
At least one of those isn’t real. Here’s the backstory. http://editdesk.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/debunking-a-headline-myth/
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