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The urge to be clever is a powerful force. But if the headline really isn't clever, resist - and return to the basics of headline writing as offered by John Russial of the University of Oregon and former Sunday copy chief at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Everyone goes blank once in awhile. John Schlander, a news editor at the St. Pete Times and an ACES member, has a few suggestions.

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Graphics are better if the artist and copy editor start with an idea for a headline. Monica Moses, deputy managing editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has a few other guidelines.

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When colleagues began asking Joel Pisetzner at the Newark Star-Ledger how he wrote his headlines, he jotted down his ideas.

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You can vote for your favorite Headline of the Day at this Poynter site. You'll need to register, but it's free and safe from spam. Yep, the site isn't getting a lot of action, but that just means you can be the first in a long while to submit a headline.

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At least, that's what the bosses keep telling Wayne Countryman, who offers these strategies on the ACES Web site.

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A collection of good headlines from the ACES archive. They have a few years on them, but the classics never go out of fashion.

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