Our morning “newspaper” continues its efforts to re-elect Senator Capito
Headlines are important. Frequently, it’s all that readers read.
Here’s the headline from The West Virginia Press Association:
U.S. Senators Capito, Manchin announce more than $7 Million in EDA Grants
Senators Manchin and Capito announce more than $7.9 million for workforce and . . .
The largest headline in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer proclaims
Trump Calls for a ‘New American Moment’
The first paragraph from the Associated Press story explains the context:
Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a “new American moment” of unity Tuesday . . .
It all depends upon how you spin the headline
Reversing a January decision by local U.S. District Court Judge John Preston Bailey, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday that:
. . . . the type of suit brought by Murray Energy and a collection of affiliate companies was not authorized by Congress under the Clean Air Act, and thus the district court did not have jurisdiction . . .
The importance of the headline
There are number of studies that have concluded that a majority of news consumers don't read anything beyond the headline. For instance, the Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute tells us that:
roughly six in 10 people acknowledge that they have done . . .
Covering last night's debate
At 9:30 this morning I turned to Kiosko.net to see how American newspapers were handling last night's debate. (Kiosko prints the front page of major newspapers.) The website usually features some of America's most read newspapers at the top of the page and here are their headlines:
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Saturday morning's Intelligencer previews their election coverage
Balance removed from an AP gun rights story
Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention yesterday and this morning's Intelligencer used only the first 40% of the Associated Press story -- essentially a summary of Trump's anti-Clinton remarks to the group. What was dropped from the Intelligencer coverage . . .
The Associated Press reported today that Medicare will be paying doctors to discuss end-of-life care with their patients. Here are the top three headlines for the AP article when I googled it at 11:30 this morning:
Medicare to Cover End-of-Life Counseling - ABC News and Yahoo News
Medicare to Pay for Voluntary End-of-Life . . .