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Oops I did it again...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Tucsondriver, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    I'm not a perfectionist by any stretch, and I probably on my best day average in the mistake department. But the last few weeks, I've fallen into a bit of a blunder streak. No Leno material, thank God, but some "doh" moments, to be sure. I'm trying not to be an excuse-maker, but with all the layoffs, buyouts, and feeling of impending doom, I'm having a hard time staying focused. My normally kickback editors seem to be harshing a bit more than normal too, so as you can probably imagine, not a good combination. I'm also seeing more mistakes in other peoples' work. Nothing catastrophic, but a normally almost perfect baseball beat writer (non-Singleton) in my town had 2 sentences that didn't make sense in the bottom of his notebook and a minor fact wrong in his gamer.
    Wondering if it's just me, or is this playing out at pressboxes and newsrooms everywhere?
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    No, I've seen evidence of this as well. I think it's a combination of low morale, high stress and people just not giving a fuck because they see their company isn't giving a fuck about them.
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