It’s the question I asked on Twitter yesterday.
Some people found it a perfectly comfortable question to debate, others seemed to find it irritating.
If I am being naive then I would dearly love someone to fill me in.
So far, my thinking is that reporters do not write headlines because of the nature of print production i.e. because they are not the ones that lay the story out on a page and therefore do not know what space they have/what other articles are on there.
It surely can’t be because reporters are not expected to grasp spelling, punctuation and grammar?!
The public responses to my question (or the ones that I could find on Twitter Search) are copied and pasted below in reverse chronological order. (Wouldn’t it be lovely to have an app that collated responses to you on Twitter over a specified period of time.)