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Photo editor didn't notice it? Uh, sure...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Killick, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Canadian paper, the Peterborough Examiner, has published an apology correction. Seems, in printing the pic of a bunch of kids enjoying the annual Santa Parade, nobody in the photo department noticed that the kid who is the main focus of the pic was... well... hanging brain.

    SFW - http://www.regrettheerror.com/2009/12/11/the-most-famous-peter-in-peterboroguh/

  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Showed it to my son - first thing he said, "Dude is hanging out."
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    There is no photo editor at that paper. There's one full-time photographer and the rest of their staff has been shredded by multiple cuts. Aside from the photog, they probably had one, maybe two other people see that page before it went to print.

    I'd love to say 'this is what happens when you don't have enough staff to check stuff' but man, how do you not catch that?
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    That's some great bonding, Moddy.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    What a cock-up.
  6. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    I think this rises above the level of "anonymous guy facepalm."

    This calls for the "Picard-Decker facepalm."

    It also qualifies for this:

  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    What would Jesus do?

    This ...

  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Don't they call photographers at one-person photo desks editors just to make them feel good?
  9. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    No. You'd have to pay them more if you did.
  10. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    From "St. Peter" from "Peterborough, Ontario, Canada?"
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I'm pretty sure the photog is not responsible for putting the image on the page. Some editor is and missed it.
    And if "only" two people saw the page, then two people missed it.

  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but then they're "supervisors" so they're on salary and you can work them 168 hours a week.
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