Never mind the production gremlins: Here are some headlines we can be proud of

Amid all the production gremlins which appear to be taking over our nation’s editorial production systems, the need to celebrate great headline writing by human beings, rather than computers, is more urgent then ever.

Here are the latest finalists for Press Gazette’s Headline of the Month:

The Bath Chronicle

Staff at a Bath car service centre plan to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday by writing famous quotes from the Bard’s work on the windscreen’s of cars that come in for work.

Headline:

WHEREFORE ART THOU…MONDEO?

The Daily Mirror

A survey has revealed that women would much rather date a DIY expert than a keen gardener or mechanic.

Headline:

SHELF ESTEEM

But the winner is:

The Coventry Telegraph

A thief conned a pensioner out of his savings before taking him out for a pub lunch.

Headline:

SCUM DINE WITH ME

Thanks to Matt Smith for sending in the nomination and Rob Madill for writing the headline. Bottles of Jura single malt whisky are on their way to both of you.

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