What we’re talking about is news aggregation sites where they take headline and lede, which if well-written can be the heart of the story.

Laura Malone, associate general counsel, Intellectual Property, The Associated Press: via Rebecca Tushnet’s 43(B)log

Now headlines are just there to get the search engines to notice…

Nick Carr: via NYT. He goes on to quote Gabriel Snyder, recently appointed executive editor of Newsweek.com, “naked little creatures that have to go out into the world to stand and fight on their own.”

and now, a selection from the classics, via NYMag