Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Drudge, Katie and Alessandra
The Drudge Report offered this roundup of reviews of Katie Couric's debut in the anchor chair. Note how the Drudge headlines use the last name of the critics — except for Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times.

It's unclear why Drudge chose to use Stanley's first name. It seems vaguely patronizing, but her first name is more interesting than, say, Tom (as in Shales). But as noted here earlier, such familiarity in headlines is uncomfortable.

Drudge got it right in the last item by using the name of the publication. A parallel structure would have been better here, with the paper's name at the start of each headline followed by a summary of that critique.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 9:53 PM | Permalink |