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How the media would handle the end of the world

From a comment thread on Steven Smith's News is a Conversation blog:

Wall Street Journal: Dow Jones Plummets as World Ends
National Enquirer: Britney Parties While Millions Die
Rolling Stone: The Grateful Dead Reunion Tour
Sports Illustrated: Game Over
Playboy: Girls of the Apocalypse
Redbook: Lose 10 Pounds by Judgment Day with Our New "Armageddon" Diet!
TV Guide: Death and Damnation -- Nielson Ratings Soar!
Discover Magazine: How will the extinction of all life as we know it affect the way we view the cosmos?

Spokane Journal of Business: World Ends, Local Housing Market Unaffected
KREM News: Earth T-Boned by Giant Asteroid
KXLY News: Sound-Off Question - Could Armageddon have been prevented if our kids had spent more classroom time on the Bible and less on the WASL?
KHQ News: The World Is Ending -- Coffee's on Us!
Spokesman-Review: Life on Earth Ends, More Newsroom Cuts Possible

Do follow this link for a few more newspaper jokes...


How do we translate this to Norwegian:

VG: You're DEAD
Dagbladet: This is how YOU die!
Vårt Land: Thank you, Lord!
Groruddalens Budstikke: Groruddalens development postponed
Se & Hør: Absolutely last nude picture of celebreties
VamPus' Verden: No hangover tomorrow!

Some British papers

Daily Telegraph-End of the World,Brits reported injured.

Daily Express-World to end-now we will find out what really happened to Diana.

The Sun-Exclusive-World Ends but God is videoed snorting coke.Police urged to investigate.

The Washington Post: All Journalists Given Unrestricted Access to White House.

Ha, ha, ha... a good one to bring out the differences btwn different newspaper cultures:-)

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