Sunday, February 11, 2007

BBC NI News Online 'littered with quote marks'

Why do half the titles of news articles on BBC News Online's Northern Ireland home page all use text in quotes? Is it ‘their local style’ or just ‘a bad habit’ by the headline writers?

Less than half the quoted phrases are actually taken from quotations in the main article. Some are puns. Others just ‘shoulder shrugging’ by the writers. Maybe there should be a quote tax on BBC News NI’s online journalists.

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