Friday, April 06, 2007

Department of Corrections

If you're a Romenesko reader (and who isn't?), you've probably seen something on the flap about the Albany paper and its "ghetto" reference.

Long story short, the paper apologized for an "inexplicible" (not all MEs can spell) error: When a Web-only breaking story was freshened for print, the new quotes (unbeknownst to the reporter whose byline they appeared under) included this comment: “That’s the thing with Albany, there’s always a ghetto nearby.”

Well, judgment's an individual sort of thing, and we're not going to sit here and tell Albany what it should or shouldn't have done (the editor's blog is worth a look in the ongoing debate about when, whether and how "comment" sections add anything worthwhile). Interesting, though, to note that in all the back-and-forth about "ghetto," this goes unremarked:

"I walk to my car myself -- I'm a tough girl,'' said the slim brunette.

Did this one slip past all the, um, leggy redheads on the copydesk? Just wondering.


Blogger Strayhorn said...

You've got leggy redheads on your desk?

Are you hiring?

10:37 AM, April 09, 2007  

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