November 27, 2000
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When headlines ... get academic? The Boston Globe chooses a novel way to report Sunday night's news. Even the URL reflects it.
posted by dhartung (7 comments total)
Does anyone have a paper paper they can scan? I'm curious how this appeared in print.
posted by dhartung at 10:35 AM on November 27, 2000

I very much enjoyed the solution the St Pete Times took to this (no link, because it won't have a permanent location til tomorrow):

Bush: I Win
posted by baylink at 10:40 AM on November 27, 2000

Amusing, but isn't this use of footnoting more "advertising" than "academic"? It's the back of the cereal box where the asterisk means "beware of fine print," whereas in most academic writing, the footnotes contain evidence supporting the main text.
posted by grimmelm at 10:41 AM on November 27, 2000

I was thinking less of dissertations, and more of history books. Still, a good point about style. I don't think slugwriters will adopt it any day soon.
posted by dhartung at 10:55 AM on November 27, 2000

No, think Baseball Encyclopedia:
1961    Roger Maris     61*
posted by rodii at 11:27 AM on November 27, 2000

I saw a site recently which had collected various editions of newspaper front pages for Nov. 7/8. Anyone know what I'm talking about? It occurs to me that they might still be following the story.
posted by sudama at 11:35 AM on November 27, 2000

Howard Kurtz picked up on this for a Washington Post article: For News Media, An Outcome With an Asterisk.
posted by sudama at 8:14 AM on November 28, 2000

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