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Gag gets copy editor fired

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ondeadline, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    <a href="http://www.maynardije.org/columns/dickprince/071205_prince//">
    A copy editor at the Santa Barbara News-Press did a mock front page for a departing employee and a fake story ended up on the Web site and that leads to him being fired.</a>
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Good lesson there, younguns.

    Mock page -- great fun.

    Mock story that gets published -- not so much fun.
  3. statrat

    statrat Member

    I am shocked that the Santa Barbara News-Press would just kick a dedicated employee to the curb!
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    He'll be one of many who find out how much better off you are once you leave a shithole.
  5. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Knew Dale years ago, good guy, no-nonsense New Yawka. Hey, he told him once that he couldn't talk about it, why shouldn't he hang up if the guy persists?
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Did Dale work the rim?
  7. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Actually, yes, yes he did.
  8. From the Baltimore Sun and the Virginian Pilot to Santa Barbara? WTF? I'm sure he'll land on his feet.
  9. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    I'm not surprised after reading that story. Sounds like that paper is really fallin into the shitter
  10. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Unless there was something just completely obscene in that parody, I'm not sure this dude should have been fired.

    Especially since it showed up only on the website (apparently) and could have been easily taken down.
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I only ask, because years and years ago I worked with a Slot(t) that worked the slot.
  12. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    Anyone know what the fake column lede was?
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