Wednesday, September 07, 2005


This just in:

With nearly 1,200 evacuees in shelters alone, North Carolinians Tuesday ramped up their efforts to help those displaced by Hurricane Katrina and braced for months of work.

Hmm, six grafs of prose followed by bullets. From the examples below, can we guess which of the staffers credited in this tale did the lede?

And this just in:

Mr. Robinson was born on May 4, 1949, in Columbia. ... He graduated from Hickman High School in 1968. He served with the Army during the Korean War.

Putting this guy in a war that ended when he was 4 years old is entirely the reporter's fault. But how many different sets of eyes (starting with the city desk and going through page proofs) missed a chance to head off the correction?


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