Headlines Comparison Essay by hicaliber

This paper analyzes the structure and function of headlines by examining their grammar and vocabulary.
# 94517 | 1,373 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2007 in Communication (Journalism) , Language (English: Linguistics) , Linguistics (General)

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The paper examines headlines from Associated Press (AP) news and compares them with headlines from the news magazine "Time." The paper highlights the differences between the AP and "Time" headlines and shows how each news organization writes headlines for its intended audience. The paper discusses how headlines may seem like a very small part of a news article or story, but they are the primary way a reader decides whether to read an article or not. The paper concludes that headlines, therefore, are one of the most important parts of any news story.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Author not Available. (2006). Former 'Idol' contestant nixes fuel gig. Retrieved from the iWon.com Web site: http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20060603/D8I11L080.html 6 June 2006.
  • Bell, A. (1991). The language of news media (chap 9)
  • Grossman, L. (2006). Have cane, will travel. Retrieved from the Time magazine Web site: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1200785,00.html 6 June 2006.
  • O'Donnell and Todd. (1991). Variety in contemporary English (chap 4)
  • Salaheddin, S. (2006). Iraq PM promises to press curbs on violence. Retrieved from the iWon.com Web site: http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20060606/D8I2P8EO0.html?PG=home&SEC=news 6 June 2006.

Cite this Comparison Essay:

APA Format

Headlines (2007, April 30) Retrieved August 18, 2017, from http://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/headlines-94517/

MLA Format

"Headlines" 30 April 2007. Web. 18 August. 2017. <http://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/headlines-94517/>