Writing Headlines

There is a difference writing for the web from print, when you write headlines on the web one of the most important thing about writing a headline is that it includes key words so that it is easy to search. Things like alliteration, puns, cryptic, a play on words but you cannot do that writing for the web. You should make it direct and straightforward when online so that it is easy to search online. When writing headlines you not need punctuation, no full stops. When you are quoting someone only use single quote marks, you can use a comma. For capital letters, traditionally cap up the words.

Newspapers & their headlines:

The Telegraph caps just at the beginning

The Sun all caps

The Guardian  only caps at the beginning

Daily Mail only caps at the beginning

 

Graduate Multimedia Journalist, Online Editor at CIO UK and contributing writer at Culturefly and Contact Music.
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