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The new "journalism". God help us.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BDC99, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Man commits murder after removing prosthetic leg with ankle GPS

    WASHINGTON - A review is underway at the District’s Pre-Trial Services agency after a GPS monitoring device was incorrectly placed on a man’s prosthetic leg.

    That man, 34-year-old Quincy Green, took off his leg and committed a murder.

    Oh, there's more. Much more. What a hack.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Thanks for pointing this travesty out.

    You're right. Under way should be two words.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2016
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  3. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Beyond using the phrase "dropped a dime on," what's so terrible about this story? Seems pretty well-reported. ...
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    GPS installation > murder?
  5. linotype

    linotype Well-Known Member

    Maybe I missed it, but this story does seem to matter-of-factly declare the suspect a murderer without any mention of a trial.
  6. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That. Among other things. If you're a journalist and don't see any issues with this story, you might need more training.
  7. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    Your first mistake was expecting journalism out of a Fox site.
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Fair enough.
  9. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    AP changed its stylebook and now says one word in all uses, nautical or otherwise. My paper at the time immediately amended our stylebook to reaffirm the two-word standard except as a nautical modifier, as the AP rule was.
  10. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    The story is just a bad transcription of the on-air story. Whoever did it forgot to include the "Police said." Doesn't fix it obviously, but does deliver the why and how.
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