Monday, December 8, 2008

In Hard Times, NYT Headline Writers Stick To The Same Phrase Again And Again.

Tips to Heed in Hard Times
-- by Howard G. Goldberg, wine column, City section, October 12, 2008

In Hard Times for Humans, Hardships for Pets, Too
-- by Tina Kelly, Metro section, October 18, 2008

In Hard Times, Put On a Smiley Face?
-- letters by John Cappelletti, M. Harvey Brenner and Ronald Karpov, editorial page, October 22, 2008

As Yard Sales Boom in Hard Times, Sentiment Is First Thing to Go
-- by Patricia Leigh Brown, front page, October 25, 2008

In Hard Times, a Cosmetic Hard Sell
-- by Natasha Singer, Style section, November 6, 2008

In Hard Times, Born To Pirouette
-- by Ben Brantley, Arts section, November 14, 2008

In Hard Times for TV Anchors, Trusted Older Faces Fade Out.
-- by Brian Stelter, front page, December 1, 2008

In Hard Times, Is Best Buy's Best Good Enough?
-- by Laura Zinn From, Sunday Business, December 7, 2008

In Hard Times, Fear Can Impair Decision-Making.
-- by Gregory Berns, Sunday Business, December 7, 2008

In Hard Times, Russia Moves In to Reclaim Private Industries
-- by Clifford J. Levy, "Kremlin Rules" series, front page, December 8, 2008

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seriously, the headline style of the NYTimes can get so repetitive it just gives me a headache.. They all seem to follow the following formula:

"In ['Hard times', some place, or some participle], [some totally unrelated and cryptic thing, often in participle too]"

Examples.. all from the same day!!

"In Venting, a Computer Visionary Educates"

"In Nashville, a Ballot Measure That May Quiet All but English"

"In Mexico, Curbing Violence Before It Is Learned"

Drives me nuts!!!