Sunday, March 04, 2012

Incorrect or Sensationalist Headline?

Bit of confusion for one journalist it would seem. I can understand the confusion as airlines treat you as an adult when you turn 12 and so does the cinema. Teenage years are certainly 13-19 inclusive but girls become women, generally, about the the age of 13-14 years. These women become adults at the age of 18. So when one reads a headline regarding the kidnapping of a teenage girl you'd expect her to be between, say, 13 to 16 years of age. Nineteen is not a girl anymore.

Have we done away with editors to save a few dollars or are they just not doing their jobs anymore? Or was the journalist looking to sensationalise the story to generate interest?

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