Don’t use headlines to create alternative universes: For all I know, this article found at the Columbia Journalism Review’s website could be objective and fact-filled. However, I couldn’t get beyond the headline, “How evangelical Christians are creating an alternative universe of faith-based news.”
I find the use of the term Alternative universe outrageous in a headline about this topic.
Of course, I’d be just as outraged if I saw above an article about a hispanic-American-focused news operation, the headline, “How hispanic Americans are creating an alternative universe of hispanic-based news” or, “How black Americans are creating an alternative universe of African American-based news” or, “How liberal Americans are creating an alternative universe of left-leaning-based news”
Apparently, the headline writer has a lock on some wisdom of what universe is correct for us: All others are “alternative.”
I enjoy living in one common universe that can be interpreted from alternative points of view.
I’ll leave it to science fiction writers, rather than editors/reporters, to determine what is, and is not, an alternative universe.