There’s a fine art to writing great headlines: you’ve got to be punchy and provocative. And that’s what a writer at a small Manhattan newspaper says he was trying to do by dropping an N-bomb, only to have it blow up in his face. 


Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Dan Kennedy is an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University.

Jon Kelleris a political analyst for WBZ.