Lede of the Day

This one, courtesy of the good people at The Onion:

NEW YORK—According to a report published this week in American Journalism Review, 93 percent of all newspaper sales can now be attributed to kidnappers seeking to prove the day’s date in filmed ransom demands.

Yes. Funny because true, etc.

As a bonus, the article also includes the following photo, as an illustration of the new trend:

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.