What is your impression of headlines? <ul><li>A headline is text at the top of a newspaper article, indicating the nature of the article below it. </li></ul><ul><li>Headlines are written in much larger type size than the article text, and often in a different font entirely. Headlines are often in sentence case, although title case is often used in the USA. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Headline conventions include: </li></ul><ul><li>normally using present tense even when discussing events that happened in the recent past; </li></ul><ul><li>omitting forms of the verb "to be" in certain contexts; </li></ul><ul><li>removing short articles like "a" and "the". </li></ul>
<ul><li>Most newspapers feature a very large headline on their front page, dramatically describing the biggest news of the day. Words chosen for headlines are often short. </li></ul><ul><li>A headline may also be followed by a smaller secondary headline, often called subhead, which gives more information. </li></ul><ul><li>Headlines are generally written by editors, but may also be written by the writer or the page layout designer. </li></ul>
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