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Friday, August 29, 2008

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Headline is less than historic

I ran out the door this morning to grab the Journal-Gazette from the newspaper tube and scan the headlines.
What a lame headline I had to scan:
"Obama accepts party nod."

I mean, come on!? A historic occasion, a speech before 85,000 people, the first African-American president, and the strongest description the headline writer can come up includes the word "nod"?

Interestingly, online the main story is about local delegates: "Address wows local delegates on Denver floor."
And the secondary headline is the "party nod" story.

I'm sure, as late as this speech ended, that it pushed right up against printing deadlines. But, still, "party nod"?

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