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Reason 4,219 not to mess with dummy type

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Giggity, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    These things always kill me. I know people who still think it's funny to send something to rim with stuff in display type that could get everybody fired:

  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    What a fucking embarassment.

    If "standoff" is your jump word, you don't need to have it again in the jump hed. Lazy fuckers.
  3. didntdoit19

    didntdoit19 Member

    I feel bad for whoever wrote that story.

    What if it was a really good story, one that would be used for applications or resume packs? Could you just explain that away to a potential employer? "Uhh, yeah, my editor, um, forgot to put in a headline, uh, but the story's good, right?"

    I wonder what happened to who was responsible.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'm sure the editor-in-chief took it on the chin.
  5. BertoltBrecht

    BertoltBrecht Member

    That reminds me of a dummy cutline we had at our college paper:
    "Andy Martin overcame syphilis to beat his opponent, 7-6, 6-2, Friday in Collegetown"

    It never made it through, but I always liked to imagine Martin triumphantly fighting through French pox to claim whatever title he won that day.

    I know I'm missing the point of the thread, I just thought I'd share that.
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