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This is why the desk is still valuable

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Caught this last night in the AP Twins-White Sox optional that wasn't corrected.

    "Joe Mauer’s two-run single in the ninth gave Rauch a five-run pad he needed in the bottom of the inning."

    Problem with that is Mauer hit the single in the bottom of the eighth and Rauch came in the game in the top of the ninth.

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A teachable moment for the newbies on the desk.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    As is this hideous hed bust.

  4. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Tonight's AP story on the US-Sweden women's soccer game spelled at least four of the US names wrong, including the two in the lead (Amy Wambach? Really?). Quality control has gone to shit at AP.
  5. rtse11

    rtse11 Member

    The stuff coming from St. Andrews this week has been virtually unedited.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Must be nice to write for the AP. You can have typos all the typos they want while writers at some smaller papers get yelled at for a rare mistakes.
  7. Kato

    Kato Active Member

    I had an argument with an editor regarding something like this when I hyphenated early-morning (or something involving early). She kept arguing LY, LY, and I said, But it's not an adverb; the rule is about adverbs, not LYs. She pulled rank and won. Just goes to show that not all editors get it right.
  8. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong, I love my desk and am reminded why constantly. But this stuff isn't exactly wipe-the-brow-whew stuff. And I'm a stickler for hyphens in compound modifiers, but most of America isn't laughing and forwarding that cover to all their friends.
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