09.22.16: In the raw
THIS HINT IS based on an email exchange with a follower, who recently sent a note labeled “Can you settle a dispute?”
I’ve kept the writer anonymous and the illustration here is a replication of the one I received attached to the email.
The way my paper does headlines at times bugs me. I inherited this style, where the headline does not go all the way across. Mostly in the letters pages, but sometimes on news stories, too. What is your opinion of this?
A headline that does not go across all columns of a story is called a “raw wrap.” Good newspaper designers would never be caught doing this, except in some features packages where it makes sense. I outlaw such usage in style guides prepared for my client newspapers. If I worked with the (name of newspaper), I’d outlaw it there, too!
For any reason.