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Are Courier-Journal editors losing their perspective on which news stories warrant screaming banner sized headlines?

Top: June 5, 2015 Bottom: September 5, 1923
Top: June 5, 2015
Bottom: September 5, 1923

The question isn’t about relevance or the local nature of the story, it is the SCREAMING headline across the entire top of the page, a treatment used for massive natural disasters, mass killings, or the assassination of a major world figure. The crux of this story warrants a one column headline at best, not even on the front page. Hype.

The next day: less hysterical lower case, partial page headlines for the man sentenced to 12 years for defrauding others out of $108 million + a horse attempting a feat earned by only 11 during a 142 year stretch. I rest my case.

June 6, 2015
June 6, 2015
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