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Dips*** publisher asks readers to edit newspaper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Not only that, but she's asking for volunteers to come into the newsroom from 8-11 every night to do it. For free. Well, not totally. A dinner for two (!) goes to the person who catches the most typos and errors:


    Love Romenesko's smartass response:

    "So charting the future for Morris Communications is taking people off the street and letting them do trained journalists’ jobs?"
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It is asking way too much out of life for something truly and heinously libelous to escape the clutches of these super-volunteers.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I bet the publisher just made that offer to shut up the critics knowing no one is dumb enough to come and work from 8-11 p.m. proofing pages for free.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Will he make it dinner for four if they answer the phones, too?
  5. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Then she's also giving her seal of approval to the amount of errors that get to print.

    I wish I could say that shocks me.
  6. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Sure ... instead of one can of Pringles, they get TWO CANS!
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Make them take some result calls, and let them deal with a dimwit or two. That'll scare them.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That's true. At current rates you need to be paying people at least five bucks an hour for that.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Also, if I'm the copy editors, I invite Ms. Publisher to spend a few hours with them. She'll never come back.
  10. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    I would do this in a heartbeat.
    And I would do nothing but drink booze at my free dinner.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Soup is not a meal.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Forget soup. The meal is the free crackers they steal out of the condiments bar.
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