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LA Times faux pas

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Tucsondriver, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Via LA Observed. Not quite Late Night material, but come on LA Times...

  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Nothing will bite your ass more in this business than using absolutes.

    First, last, always, never, largest, smallest -- there's always an exception out there, it seems, on anything like that you put into print.

    Wait. ???

    Few things will bite your ass more than using absolutes. Because there's almost always an exception out there.
  3. Rudy Petross

    Rudy Petross Member

    My beloved newspaper is at anywhere from five to 10 corrections per day. It really is sad to see.
  4. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    At my shop the editor recently sent an e-mail accounting for the number of corrections the previous month, and pointing out they've been going up the past few months. Geez, wonder if that has anything to do with laying off a significant percentage of the staff over the past six months?
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Brilliant! BRILLIANT! (Just don't mention it to him/her.)
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