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A lesson on headline writing, with a dab of self-esteem on the side.

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Crossword puzzle fans are experts at finding synonyms. So here are threee puzzles designed to help students find just the right word that will fit.

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Focus on the key words to write a strong, specific head. Here’s a way to find them.

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Grading headlines can be a subjective minefield. It's easy to flunk a libelous or incorrect head, but how to place a value on all the other things that can go wrong. Here's one approach.

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Tap students' creative juices by challenging them to out-do the masters of sensationalism.

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Poynter was created in 1975 by Nelson Poynter, chairman of the St. Petersburg Times. In 1978, he donated his controlling stock in Times Publishing Co. to the institute, which has become perhaps the industry's largest independent, nonprofit school for journalists.

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NCDJ was organized to educate journalists and educators on how to make sure disability reporting is accurate, fair and diverse.

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