A Biased Headline Twists a Story

Headline writers have other duties. They tend to be overworked and underpaid, given the power their wield. And while I’m sure the headline writer in this case had no qualms — thinking he or she was capturing the flavor of the issue — this is a small but telling example of how a headline can twist readers’ views, even before they know what the story is about. —Dan GillmorA Biased Headline Twists a Story (Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc.)

Blogging this so I can fish it out the next time I teach journalism. A great example.