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NEOMG institutes zero-tolerance typo policy

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Walter Burns, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    The Northeast Ohio Media Group (the non-union content providers for Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer) has a typo problem. The content chief has this to say:



    Of course, this is the same organization that laid off a third of its unionized newsroom personnel less than a year ago. So the upshot is, "Have someone read your stuff, but fuck if we're going to pay for it."
  2. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Your spouse? Are you fucking kidding? I'm assuming "Andrea" is this dickbag's wife? I'm sure she appreciates the extra work whose only compensation is "love."

    Funny thing is, I'd fully support something like this (more likely a three-strikes-you're-out rule), but if I did, I'd make damn sure the resources were there to comply.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Does you spouse get a W-9 form for serving as a freelance copy editor?
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Intentional typo?
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dammit. Should have got her to look over it before I posted.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Andrea sounds like a whore, giving it away like that.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    IMO, Advance has no idea what it's doing. Great papers in great cities will just have to wait it out until the Newhouse family gives up.
  8. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I gotta say, as chickenshit, clueless and tone deaf as it is, asking your spouse to do it beats asking randoms off the street to volunteer for four hours a night. [/crossthread]
  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    It's a problem at Advance papers - or any paper - that allows the reporters to post stories directly to the website without it going through a copy desk first.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This will not end well.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    So what if I had my wife, who is dyslexic, look at my copy and she puts a typo in there? Do I get in trouble then?

    Just another manager with too much time on his hands who has to look busy to justify his salary.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Will my health insurance plan cover it when my wife kicks me in the nuts for asking?
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