Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Inflating the news

I don't typically talk about newspapers, but I found this interesting. A reader told me the Press Enterprise newspaper in Bloomsburg no longer puts headlines on the police activity logs it publishes every week. The headlines used to call attention to a particular item (i.e. a robbery or assault). Apparently, the newspaper got a few complaints that they were misleading or inflated, because there was no additional information about the crime mentioned in the headline.

Sounds like their copy editors have learned a thing or two from television news!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Press Enterprise is also doing something new; they're boldfacing all local names in stories that don't run on the front page...

8:39 AM  

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