Fine Points of Headline Writing

Fine Points of Headline Writing PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Comma can be used to replace the word

Related searches for Fine Points of Headline Writing

Download Presentation

Fine Points of Headline Writing

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript

Slide 1:Fine Points of Headline Writing

Verb tense – most headlines written in present tense, lends air of urgency. Also future tense, infinitive form.

Slide 2:Punctuation problems: No periods at end Comma can be used to replace the word “and” Semicolons rather than commas separate clauses Single quotes replace double, take up less space Dashes and colons can replace said: Dash at end, colon at start Dashes also can be used for emphasis Colons can sometimes replace verbs “Nascar racing: most dangerous sport”

Slide 3:Capitalization: Downstyle is most common, only first word is up Modified Upstyle: Main words capitalized, still popular at some papers Upstyle: All words up Watch abbreviations, no periods in acronyms Use AP style for state abbreviations, Use figures in headlines sted of words

  • Login