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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Drip, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  3. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

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  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This is wrong on so many fronts.
    Newspaper apologizes for 'insensitive' Simone Manuel headline
    A really good copy editor would say your post should have read:

    "This is wrong on so many fonts."Ace, a witty copy editor would have written it that way. I just decided to use fronts instead of fonts to be more accurate about the situation.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I'll stipulate we need more copy editors; but this one's on the Web editor as well.
  6. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Publishers saw your request and have issued a statement in response:

  7. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Active Member

    Having edited copy in either sports or news since Donald Trump owned a team in the U.S. Football League, I couldn't agree more with the title!

    But experienced copy editors cost too much and we're too likely to call BS on the gibberish that spews from newsroom "thought leaders."

    I wonder if the person who wrote that web headline ever even worked on an honest-to-goodness copy desk.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I would like to interject here that racially insensitive headlines are not exactly a new thing in the newspaper world, nor are they necessarily a byproduct of corporate cost-cutting.

    It was a bad headline. There have been bad headlines as long as there have been headlines.
  9. JPsT

    JPsT Member

    If readers don't care, why tweets about the headline have hundreds of replies and RTs?
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I'll bet 99 percent of the people complaining have never paid a dime for the Mercury News.

    And I bet a good deal of people paying for the Mercury News didn't give a shit.

    I mean yesterday, we had what's supposed to be a reputable outlet outing, for no good reason, a bunch of Olympians. Just because.

    Much of the industry is a shit show right now.
  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    She's a great African American and an even better black woman.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I've seen worse headlines approved by experienced copy editors.
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