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Why a Good Editor Should Have a Dirty Mind

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

  2. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    Be sure to click the link to Mr. Apple's blog for even funnier stuff.
  3. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Sort of like when one of my colleagues keeps using the term "facial" in photo captions about blocked shots, and filthy-minded me changes it every time.
  4. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    It takes a dirty mind to produce a clean newspaper, as I've heard many times. Came in particularly handy with a 65-year-old female boss who never married and whose only significant other was her dog.
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    And apparently not you, Terrier...
  6. TheHacker

    TheHacker Member

    A few years ago, we had an all-star basketball doubleheader, boys' game and a girls' game, each matching public school players vs. private school players. For the story on the boys' game, one of my colleagues wrote this headline: Public school boys take out privates.

    Needless to say, I changed it. But not before I walked around the newsroom with a copy of it to let everyone get a good laugh.
  7. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Was it this guy?

  8. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Only thing better would have been to have left out the L in public.
  9. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member


  10. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    What is it about those weather maps??





  11. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Years ago I wrote a headline on a USC football end-of-year article that read "Smith's Trojans endure a season of ups and downs."

    Fortunately one of the guys in paste up (remember them) caught it and we changed it.
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Did anyone give you a good ribbing for it?
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