1. Thursday, April 15, 2010

    its official, the LA Times has the best heds in America 

    Headlines mean so much to a newspaper as for the most part people scan the heds and the pictures and read the captions on the photos before they dive into the stories.

    Most people don’t realize that the writers rarely write the headlines, that duty goes to the Copy Editors. This morning our copy desk, for the second year in a row, won the top team headline prize from the American Copy Editors Society.

    Here are some of their award-winning headlines:

    Dave Bowman

    In the
    of tag,
    he’s it

    Street artist Mister Cartoon has found his scrawl space: movie
    billboards, custom cars, video games. He gives them all ‘cred.’

    Blake Hennon

    The tie that binds them
    Players from 1968’s Harvard-Yale classic, with its
    29-29 final score, reminisce in a winning documentary.

    Paul Ybarrondo

    Two wings and a prayer
    All 155 on board survive as jet loses power, lands in Hudson River

    Laura Dominick

    work if
    you can
    avoid it

    The ‘funemployed’ — jobless, mostly single folks in their 20s and 30s — are opting to hit the beach instead of punch the clock.

    Jennifer Karmon

    Group of 20 summit may
    give Obama 19 headaches

    Dave Bowman

    Pageant rocked on its high heels
    Miss California USA organizers say Carrie Prejean
    hijacked the event to spread her views on marriage.

    Jennifer Karmon

    off to

    His concession on a public insurance option boosts
    the chances for his overall healthcare effort.

    Dave Bowman

    A circuit
    bard for

    Computerese isn’t the only language in the capital of high tech.
    Today, the ‘Hollywood for engineers’ unveils its first poet laureate.

    Laura Dominick

    Nevada is checking under the mattress for cash
    A lawmaker wants to legalize brothels in Reno and Las Vegas.

    Kevin Leung

    Thanks, see you earlier, Leno says

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