Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Creativity in Journalism

As an old newsman and the former publisher/editor of a newspaper, I appreciate creativity in journalism. I don't mean creatively making up news or finding creative ways to put forth one ideological point of view over another, I mean finding creative ways to present stories.

There are many attempts to be "cute" in the writing of text or headlines, and some are better than others. I found this one to be a good effort. The headline on an Associated Press story on the Fox News Website about the sad saga of astronaut Lisa Nowack read: "'Lust in Space' Astronaut Lisa Nowak Released on Bail."

Now that's creative headline writing.

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