Bad Headlines Made Better
News outlets need to come to terms with reality: most people don't read past the headline.
Hello, readers. Parker here with today’s edition of The Present Age.
Today’s newsletter is about bad headlines — whether they be vague, misleading, or simply confusing — and the ethical implications of running them anyway. It’s a topic I’ve written about before. In fact, you may want to check out this Media Matters piece I wrote in 2019 on the topic.