Fun with the End of the World

Posted on July 9, 2011


Rudolph Murdock is having a little trouble these days with his phone hacking scandal, especially when it was discovered whose phones his newspaper, The News of the World, had been hacking, including the murder victim of a paedophile—shocking enough news to cause the shutdown of the venerable scandal sheet after more than a century and a half of operation.

Interesting news for journalism, and an opportunity for headline writers to have some fun.

City A.M. and The I headlines read simply, “The End of the World.”

The Economist elaborates with “The End of the World as We Know It.”

The Daily Telegraph, deciding to make a value judgement on it, says, “Goodbye, Cruel World”

Breaking News IE, concerned more with causation than other news outlets writes, “Scandal leads to end of the World.”

Keeping it simple, The Sun writes, “World’s End.”

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