Remember how innovative headlines and captions of previous days' newsmakers would capture our interest? Well it seems off late to me, the headlines fail to make an impact for a morning newspaper read. For instance, this sports headline from the morning newspaper read:
Now of course, that's a clever and amusing play-on term Hailstorm-Gaylestorm. But it didn't interest me. Why? Simply because I was already bored with the constant flurry of #Gaylestorm tweets and posts since his blitzkrieg knock yesterday! Every newsfeed on my social channels proudly boasted of the hashtag as if each thought it was original. So that brings us to an important question - Are headlines borrowed from Social Media? Or even - Have newspapers lost the race to Social Media in creating headlines? It's not just headlines that are borrowed but also Twit pics, tweets, reference to online opinions and many more.
Incidentally, yesterday I came across this article on WSJ which lists Top 200 jobs in 2013. And believe it or not, newspaper reporter ranks right at the bottom!
Noticed, any social media borrowed headlines recently? Share in your comments below.