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Bad preps correction

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Perry White, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    http://www.regrettheerror.com/2006/08/extra_pain_and_.html

    An item on Page 5P of Thursday's Rocky Preps football preview section said running back Devon Knight would be a key player for Horizon High this fall. Knight, however, died in an April car crash after the school's prom. The News apologizes for the error
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How many times do kids have to die in car crashes before people stop putting them in prep previews?
     
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Or picking them in the CFL draft?
     
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    "This guy here is dead."
    "Cross him off then."
     
  5. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Wow. Looks like somebody just looked at last year's stats and roster and started writing.
     
  6. JME

    JME Member

    Yikes. I bet the reporter who wrote this isn't embarrassed or anything.
     
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He's probably embarrassed, filing for unemployment compensation.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Eh. He probably got a raise for working so far in advance on the preview section.
     
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Should this be on the jobs board?
     
  10. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

     
  11. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Time to clean the Mr. Pibb off the screen. :D
     
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I've seen worse. I knew a guy who once attributed a quote in a story to the principal of a local high school. Only problem was the person he named was dead.

    He was covering a meeting at which the new principal spoke, but was only identified at the time as Podunk High's principal. The reporter realized that was one name he hadn't gotten and wanted to use the quote. He looked up the name of the principal on a website and it hadn't been changed.

    And he even kept his job after that.
     
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