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Reuters Headline Fail: Netanyahu “Threatens to Shoot” Stone Throwers

Reuters Headline Fail: Netanyahu “Threatens to Shoot” Stone Throwers

Reuters’ headline on Israeli discussions on how to deal with Palestinian stone throwers morphs into a threat to shoot Palestinian minors.


Another AFP Headline Flub

This weekend, a Palestinian armed with a machine gun opened fire at soldiers on a Jordan Valley checkpoint. The soldiers returned fire, and the Palestinian died. An unfortunately all-too familiar story. Most people will only know the basic info of what happened by skimming the headlines in their local paper or social media feed.┬áThat’s why


Pulp Content and the New York Times’s Dead Palestinian

Editors tend to view wire copy as pulp content. You either edit the material to the length you need, or you can copy and paste key info into your own original content (with appropriate attribution, of course). Local papers use the reports differently, so editors tailor the headlines to fit available space in their print