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Dennis Dodd? Big Mistake. What do you all think?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by GRUDGE, Aug 1, 2008.

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    GRUDGE Member

    So Dodd wrote a column about PSU and who the next coach could be. Good article. I like his stuff...usually.

    Anyways he calls MSU head coach Mark Dantonio Mike and in the poll there is the same error?

    What gives? ::)
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    In case anyone was wondering, here's a link: http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/10916241

    It has Mark in the copy, and Mike in the poll as of my looking at it. Maybe that'll be fixed in a minute.

    As for what gives, obviously it's a mistake that shouldn't happen, but sometimes things like that slip through. I'm sure Dodd and CBS's team of editors are unhappy and maybe embarrassed about this. But it's likely happened to all of us at some point in either a writing or editing capacity.

    Is there a chance that because of who Dantonio is, obviously not the highest profile hire in Michigan at the end of last season coming in from Cincinnati, that a slip of this kind could happen?
  3. rtse11

    rtse11 Member

    Dantonio's been at MSU for a year.
    Irregardless, these kinds of mistakes are happening throughout sports journalism, not just on-line. Fact-checking has taken a back seat to being first. Fewer eyes are reading before stories are posted or published.
  4. I would say this qualifies as a SMALL mistake, and certainly not worthy of its own thread.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I would too. There are bigger fish to fry as far as mistakes.
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