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Why can't The AP get this agate stuff correct/consistent?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Central-KY-Kid, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I think I made the first error on that.
  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    According to Merriam-Webster, you're wrong. It can be either a word or an abbreviation.

  3. nascardeacon

    nascardeacon New Member

    I cannot help but chime in on this one. Why, as is the case here in NC, does AP insist on putting city names with the prep schools in the scoreboard, it makes it infinityly longer. Then of course there are those exteremly annoyed headers in the transactions and/or daily or series playoff glances that are tagged onto the end of a line, thus forcing us to have to go through and put hard returns in them to get them in the right place.
    Oh, and boxscores for MLB. Why are some names abbreviated and then some just have to have some vowels left in them and yet, for example, there may be only one Delgado on either team, they must put Jo. or whatever for a first name be it a batter or a pitcher - it screws all the tabs up.
    And, I don't know about some of you, but we don't have room on our agate page to put golfers, four rounds, total score AND money and/or country.
    It's some much overkill it's ridiculous. If they want money they can get the tour agate on Monday/Tuesday with the money standings.

    Whew! Thanks, I needed that.
  4. North61

    North61 Member

    I get pissed that all glances are in EDT, mainly because the SE here wants them switched to CDT for our paper. I think it's a good thing for the readers, but I absolutely hate dealing with that shit every night on deadline. Why not regionalize those glances for those of us who don't live in New York? God, that would make way too much sense.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I would be satisfied if the big-ticket things, like season-long NFL skeds, were moved for each time zone.
  6. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    AP isn't running Eastern League results anymore. Agate is the least of our worries. And on the capitalizing of names that aren't acronyms...who careS?

    I quote from Coming to America (heavy jewish accent:)" If ak man wants to call himself Muhammad ALi, he can call himslef Muck-aamad Ali."

    Who arr we to say how someone spells there name? What happens if I change my name and I have it on the borth certificate in all caps? Will the world end?
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    AP agate went to hell the day Ron Blum moved to words.
  8. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Because, um, that's what you should be doing. If you don't know that, we got bigger problems.
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Eastern League Glance is moving 11 p.m.-midnight every night...

    Thus ends my defense of The Associated Press for this millennium.
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