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Headline on “Bloody “GIFTS” in Russia. 14 dead in a new TERRORIST attack in Volgograd”

30 Dec 2013
Media institutions: 
The authors of used an inappropriate play on words in the headline of a news item about the attacks in Volgograd, which resulted in the deaths of dozens. According to the Guidelines on Style containing Ethical Norms for journalists („Ghid de Stil cu Norme Etice”), the headlines of news articles should present the information briefly, clearly, to the point, neutrally and without nuances. They should reveal the essence of the problem in several well-chosen words while avoiding exaggerations.