Public Editor

January 8, 2014 11:01 AM

Should ‘mom’ refer to abuser?

Headline writing is a tricky art. But readers still often question word choice there — with good reason. A few readers questioned the word choice of the lead headline on the Page A1 story about Jacole Prince’s guilty plea in the horrific starvation and abuse of her daughter known as “LP,” the headline read, “LP’s mom pleads guilty.”

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