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Consult an expert

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Should one still consult a doctor after a 4-hour boner?
     
  2. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    Here's what I suspect happened. A publicist sent in an email to the appropriate Associated Press bureau. Editor in charge decides a story should be written on this. Person assigned to write story writes it off the email in a few minutes, thinking El Capitan, which is at least somewhat well known, can substitute for Golden Gate, which isn't. Person editing copy, who is also unlikely to be an expert on climbing or the particulars of El Capitan, spends a few minutes editing it, basically making certain the writing is OK. After he or she is satisfied with how the story looks, he or she sends it to the wire.

    I think it would be a longshot at any general interest outlet to have someone who is an expert on climbing or El Capitan to write or edit this story. That would also have been the case 10, 20 or more years ago.

    How many people reading the thread would have caught that mistake?
     
    Fdufta likes this.
  3. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    (Don't worry. Those pieces are extra, just in case you need them.)
     
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