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… » 7/24/13 5:05pm 7/24/13 5:05pm

Baseball Team Loses "Another Game By A Point," According To Newspaper

Need a statistic to explain exactly what ails the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during their 2-4 start? Look no further than the subhead in Saturday's Los Angeles Times. We're confident the Angels will get it together as soon as they start scoring more points than their opponents. [Twitter] » 4/08/13 2:03pm 4/08/13 2:03pm

Cleveland Newspaper Headline Inadvertently Says Browns Have No Balls

There's already Sunday's planned giveaway of white flags, and now there's this headline in today's Plain Dealer. Steelers week really brings out the city's subtlety, doesn't it? » 11/23/12 3:15pm 11/23/12 3:15pm

Kansas Newspaper Headline Aims For Optimism, Inadvertently Hits Comedy

We get it, Lawrence Journal-World. KU power forward Perry Ellis is just a freshman, and he's new to this. He's eventually going to figure out exactly what he's doing as the Jayhawks' starting power forward, but it wasn't like he was just pawing around in the dark during last night's loss to Michigan State. Just let… » 11/14/12 1:45pm 11/14/12 1:45pm

Pacific Northwest Newspaper Headline Sums Up Entire Region's Feelings:…

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. » 6/07/12 6:25pm 6/07/12 6:25pm

Headline On Radio Station Website Unintentionally Links Robert Griffin…

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… » 5/18/12 11:15am 5/18/12 11:15am

ESPN's Hines Ward "Happy Endings" Headline Is A Rorschach Test For…

Did you read's story about Hines Ward being cut by the Steelers, the only team he's known for 14 seasons? Did you see that their headline was "No Happy Endings," because Ward loves Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh loves Ward and it's sad that it had to end this way? » 3/01/12 1:35pm 3/01/12 1:35pm

ESPN Had Another Headline Issue Today, And This One Included The Word…

Here's how the headline to this story looked early Saturday morning on ESPN's Soccernet site. We actually got a tip about it from Andy W, but dismissed it because we'd never heard of Lee Dong-Gook and figured ESPN had Westernized the order of his name (in other words, that his given name was Lee and his surname was… » 2/25/12 5:10pm 2/25/12 5:10pm

Oh Yu: A Collection Of Awful Yu Darvish Headline Puns

Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish officially signed to a six-year, $60 million deal with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Darvish, perhaps the most highly-touted player to ever come out of Japan, will be counted on to help shore up the Rangers' pitching staff following the loss of their former No. 1 starter C.J. Wilson, who… » 1/19/12 4:25pm 1/19/12 4:25pm

One Cross-Country Gal's Surname Must Be A Nightmare For Headline Writers

There's a high school cross country runner named Madz Negro who keeps making news due to her running prowess. This results in headlines from the Springfield, Ill. State Journal-Register like this. Or like this. » 9/20/10 6:50pm 9/20/10 6:50pm