Advertisement

Reader Poll: Big Letters in Headlines or little letters in headlines?

A debate is raging here at Gawker Media: Should we, as a suite of web sites, maintain (with one exception) our current adherence to the grand American newspapering tradition of Headlines that Capitalize the First Letter of Each Significant Word? Or should we crumble before the creeping Europeanization of our culture…

Pacific Northwest Newspaper Headline Sums Up Entire Region's Feelings: "Sonics Advance To Finals, Oh Wait"

At first glance, it looks like some copy editor is trolling Sonics fans on the sports front of the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Wash. But then you get to that subhead, and the intention becomes perfectly obvious. It's been four years since the Sonics packed up and left for the Great Plains, and it's still too soon.

Headline On Radio Station Website Unintentionally Links Robert Griffin III, Masturbation, Jay Leno

You can see how this might happen, given everything. Robert Griffin III was on The Tonight Show late last night, and he beatboxed for Jay Leno, because there's nothing RGIII can't do, you see. Washington D.C.'s all-news station had the footage, and they wanted to post it on their website this morning, the earlier the…

Advertisement