Online Journalism

Bad Headline
MSNBC.com, Thurs., 3/30
"Bahrain tourist ferry carrying 150 sinks"
This is really vague and could either mean that the ferry sank or that it was carrying kitchen sinks.

Good Headline
NYTimes.com, Thurs., 3/30, Fashion & Style section
"Fitness: Upgrading the Road to Nowhere"
This was an article about a trend of workouts designed to be done while running on a treadmill. The headline is clever while still leaving the reader guessing.

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