About a year later, I wrote another piece for Slate with the headline, “ The Cootie Factor.”
With a photograph of goalkeeper Robert Green on the England team's golf outing, the Sun screamed the headline, " PUTTER FINGERS."
headline: “Los Angeles Times Editor Killed on Own Front Porch During Riots—Loud Gangsta Rap Music Blamed.”
Many of these critics focused on the headline, ignoring much of the rest of the piece.
In a situation where death and violence has become routine, not every bullet or victim registers a headline.
"You may headline those views, and I hope you do," Long declared belligerently, adding extra emphasis.
I'd rather write one good novel than all the headline stuff in the world.
"Good for Lem," said Johnnie, and he handed her the paper, pointing to a headline.
“Groan yourself,” said Mr. Mix, and put a trembling finger on the headline.
He looked over it carelessly for a moment and then a headline caught his attention.
1670s, from head (n.) in sense "heading of a book or chapter" (c.1200) + line (n.). Originally a printers' term for the line at the top of a page containing the title and page number; used of newspapers from 1890, and transferred unthinkingly to broadcast media. Headlinese "language peculiar to headlines" is from 1927. Headlines "important news" is from 1908.