Brit Journalism 101

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8 Responses to Brit Journalism 101

  1. Chris Peterson says:

    There is no longer any lesson to be learned from the story of the boy who cried wolf, other than it sells. And there’s no longer any reason to change the names to protect the innocent, because we know we’re all guilty of something.

  2. Brad says:

    Bob, as a member of the editorial board of The Union do you think you might be able to persuade the paper to step up its front page game using the Daily Mail as an example?

  3. rlcrabb says:

    Makes me all nostalgic for The Weekly World News.

  4. Greg Goodknight says:

    Looks like the usual suspects were taken in. Let’s give credit where credit is due… that parody of The Daily Mail was from The Poke; note the text along the upper left edge of the photo.

    http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2014/10/05/typical-daily-mail-front-page/

  5. This item reminds me of two of favorite headlines, both from the New York Daily News.

    –A decapitated body was found in the alley behind a Brooklyn strip joint several years ago. The headline on the story: “Headless man at topless bar.”

    –Then there was the time President Jerry Ford refused to throw a financial lifeline to New York City: “Ford to NYC: Drop dead!”

    New York wasn’t a true blue state in those days, and some political types thought the headline cost Ford the Empire State in his race against Jimmy Carter.

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