Friday, December 31, 2004

War-Torn Marriages

Both ran identical AP stories about the U.S. Army trying helping to save “war-ravaged relationships.” As I have written about before, CNN and Fox chose different headlines:

CNN: “$2 million dollars to save Army marriages”

Fox: “Army seeks to mend war-torn marriages”

Both headlines are true but look at the words they chose. CNN emphasizes the cost of the program while Fox emphasizes what the Army is trying to accomplish. Why did CNN put the cost in the headline? Do headlines frame the meaning for the reader?

Links:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/12/29/military.marriages.ap/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,142856,00.html

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