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Standing humor

January 11, 2013 - Rob Weaver
Here is a bit of newsroom jargon for you: the standing head.

That's a term for a headline that can be saved and reused in subsequent editions of a periodical publication. Examples we employ include “Park Programs” or “Prep Sports Roundup.”

The term occasionally is used jokingly, a way to critique a headline that could be used repeatedly. Examples include “Browns fire (or hire) another coach” or “Indians continue losing streak.”

I mention this because I view dozens of editorial cartoons each month, and lately I have noticed some are the artistic equivalent of a standing head. I'll attach an example.

Have a great weekend.


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