Journos: Beware of dirty headlines

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The University of Kansas has hired Turner Gill to replace Mark Mangino as the Jayhawk football head coach. will be streaming today’s press conference about the hiring. It is scheduled for 11 a.m.

From a journalistic perspective, this whole ordeal has been interesting, giving journalists much to writing and opine about. Of course, the most interesting, and potentially scandalous and dirty part, may yet be on its way.

Gill has a daughter attending KU, and so did Mangino when he got the job.

The University Daily Kansan, which is the student newspaper serving the KU community, interviewed Mangino’s daughter when her father was hired. It isn’t outside of the realm of possibility to think the UDK might do the same for Gill.

I just hope the UDK journalists are a little more careful in their headline writing this time because the Mangino hiring story had the following title:

Student excited dad got head job

I am not joking. Click here to see the story.

The copy editors must have been asleep at the desk. And honestly, I’m kind of glad they were because this is hilarious.

I love journalism.

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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at or via his website at