The art of the headline is a subtle one. Too little information and the reader will have no idea what the story is about. And then there is, from ninemsn.com.au, this: “Family trauma: Grisly find in missing croc girl search

Anyone connected with this should probably stop reading now. Anyone else doesn’t really need much more do they? Hard to put your finger on, but there’s something so total about it. Whether it’s the near-homonym of grisly/gristly, or the ‘croc girl’ thing, which is both an adjectival phrase and a compound noun, thereby mimicking the process by which the item came about in the first place, the actual existence of a story is not only unnecessary, it is too much. You’re already onto the next thing. Which on ninemsn.com.au is:

Yes it’s a gynophagy special! You too could own one of the five terrestrial spectrum licenses, by reporting sh-t like this. — Kim Serca

Traditional publishers crash (and burn at) SXSW. On paper, the panel must have seemed like a great idea. The publishing industry is in transition with the rise of digital reading and devices like the Kindle, iPhone, and applications like Stanza. SXSW has always been about convergence and the evolution of old media in the digital age. Why not bring a group of book publishers together to address the digerati at SXSW about the changing nature of their industry? From a remote distance it wasn’t necessarily clear what prompted the audience uprising. This wasn’t a case of digital natives waging a mindless war against old media. On the contrary, at the beginning of the session a show of hands revealed a high density of heavy readers in the audience. — Medialoper

Seven launching infotainment ads. The Seven Media Group will offer its advertising clients new multi-platform infotainment campaigns that combine television, online, magazines and shopping centre promotions. Responding to a downturn in advertising, Seven says its new “Infocus” series will consist of scripted TV commercials of 30, 45 or 60 seconds profiling products with six personalities. Each will cover six key themes. — TV Tonight

The Age pricing. I am a subscriber to The Age home delivery. I subscribed because I write for them although 90% of it is for no payment. The subscription costs $30 per month but has been rising over the years. Yesterday I received a letter announcing another price increase (in these deflationary times!). This time it would rise to $32 but that isn’t for a month, it is for four weeks. So it might look like a rise of 6.67% but is actually a rise of 15.55%. That is quite a difference. — Core Economics

Seattle P-I to publish last edition today. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will roll off the presses for the last time Tuesday US time. The Hearst Corp. announced Monday that it would stop publishing the 146-year old newspaper, Seattle’s oldest business, and cease delivery to more than 117,600 weekday readers. The company, however, said it would maintain seattlepi.com, making it America’s largest daily newspaper to shift to an entirely digital news product. “Tonight we’ll be putting the paper to bed for the last time,” Editor and Publisher Roger Oglesby told a silent newsroom Monday morning. “But the bloodline will live on.” — Seattle P-I

Thousands of BBC journalists to strike over compulsory redundancy risk. “Thousands of journalists at the BBC are to hold two national one-day strikes against compulsory redundancies,” the National Union of Journalists reports. The focus is on cuts at the World Service’s South Asian section where up to 20 positions are at risk of being cut. “NUJ members at the corporation voted 77 percent in favour of strike action in a national ballot,” the release said. A motion was passed declaring that industrial action will take place on Friday 3 April and Thursday 9 April ‘in the event that further talks fail to resolve the issue’. — Journalism.co.uk

Manchester journalists pass no confidence vote on Scott Trust. Journalists working for Guardian Media Group in Greater Manchester have passed a vote of no confidence in owners, the Scott Trust, over the decision to axe 78 editorial jobs across papers in the north-west. Members of the National Union of Journalists have written to the Trust, saying the “profit-driven” decision was a threat to the future of quality journalism in the region and “flies in the face” of the Trust’s values. — The Guardian