Hazards of the job: Arriving at a solution in print

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A case of "endless complications without resolutions" (Clark & Scanlan 288) would be "Expected loss of profits rankles business owners,"  where the reporting simply goes back and forth on the opposed opinions given by business persons in the downtown Pittsburgh area.   I don't see here the definitive story Franklin describes to us.   "Resolutions without complications" (Clark & Scanlan 288) are overhanging in "Young children master big beasts at Westmoreland Fair."  This one was very Charlotte's Web-ish minus the anxiety over losing the animal, which is what made the tale; instead, 14 yr old Hannah Zundel comments, "It's pretty easy to get over them, because you get new ones every year" (B2).

 I realize not all news is on the Shakespearean level of Romeo and Juliet, just pointing to some stereotypical pieces like those Franklin mentioned. Honestly, I'm not sure how one might ignite an interest in livestock for all tribune readers: I image it wouldn't be easy.  Also, the original headline on B1 differs from that on B2 , the word "beasts" becomes "animals," is that just a typo?
 Other examples in the building blocks of journalism.


April, editors will change headlines to fit the available space. There's no rule that says the article has to have the same headline for the inside continuation (called the "jump"), and in fact often giving the article a second headline helps to give the reader a deeper understanding of the content.

April M. Minerd said:

That is something I didn't know. Thanks for clearing it up!

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