Every now and then one comes across a shortened form of headlines in media, mostly the news. For example:
The most obvious reason for this is to keep headlines simple and brief. In the example given, word "finds" is replaced by a colon, and a comma is used to substitute "and". I suspect this form of headline was born in letterpress printing era, but I've not been able to track the history of it.
What is the origin (first recorded or known usage/appearance) of short form headlines in media/the news?
sorry for the not-quite-serious-enough example, but this is the latest one I stumbled upon.