Tempted to put a pun in that headline? You’ll have to sign something first.
Steve Merelman, front-page editor at The News & Observer, passes along this form (PDF) that he wrote about pun headlines. It requires copy editors to meet a six-part test before their wordplay headline can be published.
More on pun headlines here.
UPDATE: Merelman now works at Bloomberg News, where he is still on pun patrol.