Is Sensationalism Dead?

Was that a catchy enough title to get you to read this, or are you tired of being baited by headlines about the death, demise and killing of things that really don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon? For instance, can you sense some subtle pattern in the headlines below?

I’m so tired of seeing headlines like these that I have completely stopped reading any article whose title predicts the end or death of anything. In fact, if the end of the world were coming and it was front page news, I probably wouldn’t even know it (so please shoot me an email). In my opinion, using this type of sensationalistic journalism is like starting a poem “Roses are red, violets are blue,” or a novelist earnestly penning “It was a dark and stormy night…” I proclaim the death of sensational headlines in favor of an era of relevance and creativity! Are you with me?