Headlines are meant to quickly and briefly draw attention to any piece of writing. Across the globe, a number of writers use humour, pun, alliteration or other word play devices in their headlines.
In Ghana, repetitiveness of headers among some bloggers, columnist and PR practitioner has defaced creativity in the pen business. This week I want to uncover the five most abused headers and the culprits.
Enjoy the various captions below.
- Thousands throng
- To thrill audience/fans
- Breaks Silence On
- Steals show
Conclusion on Headlines
Charlie, plagiarism, and header borrowing de3, we are all guilty o! It so happens there’s nothing new under the sun. Not even story headings. Lol.
As a landlord for writers, I’ll keep monitoring the terrain for more repeated headlines.
- On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.
- Twitter is the ultimate service for the mobile age – its simplification and constraint of the publishing medium to 140 characters is perfectly complementary to a mobile experience. People still need longer stuff, but they see the headline on Twitter or Facebook.
- The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere ‘stick’ in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis. – Nikola Tesla
- Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.
- As a direct line to human feeling, empathic experience, genuine language and detail, poetry is everything that headline news is not. It takes us inside situations, helps us imagine life from more than one perspective, honors imagery and metaphor – those great tools of thought – and deepens our confidence in a meaningful world.
-Naomi Shihab Nye
A Ghanaian News/Blog Captioning Story