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Detroit Free Press gets the wrong guy

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MNgremlin, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member


    Free Press apology:

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Those Newsroom of the Future copy editors are really earning their salary.
  3. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Could this be as simple as a non-sports designer not knowing the difference for the front page? When I was a copy desk intern at a tiny daily, the sports desk used to always make me check the front sports tease "to make sure they don't fuck it up."
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yes, but the Seattle Times just has a a newsroom. It's not a Newsroom of the Future.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Is that Harbaugh wearing a 49ers cap? Honest mistake!
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Did that Seattle paper make it out of the building? Story I heard was it was caught, a new press run was ordered but somebody snapped a picture of it.
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    It did not.
  9. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Active Member

    Wouldn't be surprised. One of the South Florida papers once ran an A1 story with a headline on Pat "Reilly." And that DID make it out of the building. The news-side copy editor who handled the story knew sports and had it right, but the night news editor (who knew little about sports) rewrote the head and introduced the error. This was the same night news editor who once wrote the following headline: "Lewinsky granted broad immunity."
  10. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    Hmmm, I wonder who that fuckup falls upon in that structure.
  11. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member

    Posted this on social media and someone replied "Like the average guy could tell the difference?" I guess I'm better than average then, yay!
  12. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    Also the average guy in southeast Michigan where Jim Harbaugh's face has been plastered all over social media as "the next U of M head coach" since the Shane Morris incident can probably tell
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