Practical B: Headline
This week’s second practical activity required me to revisit my week eight media release and write three alternative headlines for it.
Our week 10 study guide said that news headlines must:
- Be accurate
- Summarise the content of the article
- Include the subject, verb and object.
Alternative 1: Two people critical after FakeComicCon fight
This headline is a little informal but still accurate as it describes the fallout of the incident.
Alternative 2: FakeComicCon investigates security breach
This headline summarises the overall content of the article while remaining formal.
Alternative 3: Unruly cosplayers cause incident at FakeComicCon
This headline follows the desired subject, verb, object format and is designed to entice readers into viewing the release.
Ames, K 2016, Module 10: Supporting the story: Packaging and supplementing your writing, course notes, COMM11007: Media Writing, CQUniversity e-courses, http://moodle.cqu.edu.au
Bigstock-Newspaper-Headline-Extra-Extra-23351879 2016, digital image, Martha Giffen, viewed 24 September 2016, http://marthagiffen.com/truth-outrageous-headlines/