The Jan-Feb issue of Columbia Journalism Review has arrived, with the latest from “The Lower Case,” the regular collection of unfortunate, but actual, headlines from unfortunate, but actual newspapers. (No, CJR didn’t steal it from Jay Leno, he stole it from them).
Here a few of this bi-month’s entries:
“Virgin to offer service to south Florida”
“On Veterans Day, Killeen thinks of shooting victims”
“Men like Earning More Than Wives”
“King of Pop’s sudden death ends hope for comeback tour”
“Hitting kids on head dangerous”
and from the BBC news service:
“MPs seek answers on Nutt sacking”
Lastly, as a special tribute to my former colleagues at the Strib (where the management has recently decided to eliminate almost all positions devoted primarily to copy editing, with thanks for all the times you guys saved me from embarrassment or just improved my copy), I dug up from an ancient Lower Case anthology, a 1967 hunting season headline from the Minneapolis Tribune:
Deer Kill 130,000.