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July 25, 2005


Richard Masoner

Once upon a time I thought I wanted to be a journalist. The page editors create the headlines because they design the pages, and the headlines need to fit in the space the editor sets aside for the headline. Back in the day before computer page design, this was done with rulers and calculators.

Jonathan Maus

Thanks for the info Richard. I think having page editors write headlines is a bad idea. They just don't have the keen eye and knowledge of the story that the journalists have.

Here is an example of what can go wrong. This is a headline from the Daily Camera newspaper on the Trek/AP story: "Deal in 1988 propels company's sales to $5.5 billion"

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