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These things just keep happening . . .

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BillyT, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    From the Des Moines Register:

    The campus newspaper for Iowa State University students is removing a special section printed in advance of the Special Olympics that contained the words, "Ames for Dummies," on an events listings page.

    Mark Witherspoon, editorial advisor to the Iowa State Daily, said 1,500 special sections about the Special Olympics will be reprinted with a new headline.

    He also said Iowa State Daily Thursday editions that are on campus this afternoon with the headline "Ames for Dummies", will be pulled.

    Link is: http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060630/NEWS/60630017/1001

    The story says the person who made the mistake will not be disciplined. Seems to me they should, not necessarily for the content, but just for being dumb.
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    By "these things" do you mean people starting threads about this story?
  3. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    OK, I'll take the hit.

    I was away all wekend and had not completely read the board.

    Mea culpa.
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