Thursday, May 05, 2011

Do you suppose it's time ...

... to start adding copy editors?

In some editions Wednesday, a front page story about tensions between the U.S. and Pakistani governments incorrectly referred to Osama bin Laden as Obama.

Or is one of these every few days going to be the new status quo?


Anonymous Q. Pheevr said...

CBC Radio's As It Happens played a whole string of Obama/Osama flubs from various sources last night. (In live broadcast news, there are no copy editors at all....) It starts at about 7:30 in this segment of the show:

9:57 AM, May 05, 2011  
Blogger Laura Payne said...

Just discovered your blog and I love it.

I noticed your public service journalism links - great places. Do you live in the area? I do. I actually have a degree in journalism from Oakland University. Sure would be funny if we were classmates.



10:43 AM, May 05, 2011  
Blogger fev said...

Hey, Laura. Welcome to the blog. Glad you recognize the importance of public service journalism. I do know some Oakland folks, but I teach editing and other stuff at WSU. I'm a happy recent transplant to the area.

11:55 PM, May 05, 2011  
Blogger Laura Payne said...

I taught at Wayne last year. Love it and miss it. Say hello to Ljiljana and Martha from the Linguistics Department for me if you cross paths with them.

Glad to hear that you are a happy transplant.

12:41 PM, May 06, 2011  

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