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Announce Date: March 7, 2011

ExhumeTheLede.com Offers News Headline Writing Contest
ExhumeTheLede.com Offers News Headline Writing Contest
Got the perfect headline?  Enter it in Exhume The Lede's headline writing contest by clicking on here.


Here’s how the site works:  Each week the editors of ExhumeTheLede summarize an offbeat or humorous news item and invite visitors to submit a witty, creative headline for the story.  The editors then review the submissions and select three finalists.  After that, each visitor gets to vote for his or her favorite among the three – so ultimately it’s the ExhumeTheLede community itself that picks the best headline.

Now for those who are wondering about the name, ExhumeTheLede is a play on the old journalism admonition, “Don’t bury the lede.” That is, don’t put the main point of your story beneath a pile of ancillary sentences. 

ExhumeTheLede offers writers – journalists and wanna-be journalists, comedians and other quipsters – a place to sharpen their skills.  But more than that, ExhumeTheLede provides all who seek a creative outlet a forum where they can put their wits to the test – and judge the wits of other would-be wags. 

Even those who don’t want to submit an entry or vote for a finalist can just stop by to check out the headlines and have a quick laugh. 

In the words of the site's motto, ExhumeTheLede.com really is “hoisting the news, one petard at a time.”

Posted by Eric Ward on 3/7/11
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