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Why we need copy editors

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Presented without comment, tho I can guess which writer was responsible for this...

    Posted: 8:57 a.m. Oct. 5, 2009
    Police: Cabrera, wife in early morning spat


    Miguel Cabrera might be the Tigers' first baseman on the field. But off the field early Saturday morning, he was one of the boys out too late with his buddies, according to the Birmingham Police.

    The buddies happened to be players from the Boston White Sox, who Cabrera was partying with after Friday night's game at Birmingham's Townsend Hotel, Birmingham Police Chief Richard Patterson said.

    But when he got home, his wife wasn't happy he'd been out drinking so late, Patterson said. Roseann Cabrera called 911 at 6:05 a.m. to report the two were fighting, according to reports.

  2. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Are you saying that a hard news lead would have been better? :)
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So it's the copy editors' fault that the writers can't get the team's name correct?
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Responsibility transfers to the last line of defense, which in this case would be (or should be) the copy editors.

    So, yes. It ultimately is the fault of the copy editor for not recognizing the reporters' fuck-up.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    It's the copy editor's fault for letting the mistake into the paper. The writers made the original egregious editor. One of the bylined writers is an award-winning sports columnist. I'll assume he didn't have much to do with writing the article, yet gets a byline.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I bet this was also posted by a news web editor/producer. Do they even have sports staffers in at 8:57 a.m.?
  8. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Does this mean that Boston can now add Jake Peavy to its rotation for the ALDS?
  9. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    P.S. What exactly was Cabrera "celebrating" all night? The fact that his team has blown a 7-game lead, still had another game it needed to win and now has the privilege of having to play a playoff game that never should have happened?

    Party on, Dudes!!
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Rosenberg reported the original story, that Cabrera went to Comerica Park on Sunday with scratches. That story had Chicago White Sox in it.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If the copy editors are changing something right to something wrong they are complete idiots.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Doesn't mean that it didn't get changed by the other reporter when she added details of the incident.
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