Tuesday, 4 October 2011
A rule would have helped ... but not much
I was talking to the Daily Telegraph trainees about the perils of placing headlines next to unrelated photographs yesterday. Libel by juxtaposition is rare - it is more likely your page will be pinged around on Twitter and widely ridiculed. So I am grateful to @subedited for drawing my attention to this front page from Canada's Sudbury Star. Very timely. A rule might not mean much in law, but it would have helped a little ... and don't get me started on the headline shape. Today the trainees are looking at pictures and captions - any contributions gratefully received.