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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Man dies aged 65- but it is not known how old he was



Hat tip Whale Oil

So, NZPA writes a story, the journo doesn't find out how old he was, the outsourced Herald subs find out and presumably have his age correct then.. well.. they read the first and last sentence before doing the headline. There is nowhere in the story that mentions his age - apart, of course, from not knowing what that age was.

Update They've done it again today - in the headline this time! they've spelled official as "offical".

Update 2 I took pity on them and had a chat to the online editor. They've now changed it. Quickly. If you want a sub, feel free to call me. I know how to spell a little - and I even know how to use a spell check.

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1 Comments:

Blogger ZenTiger said...

Don't do that too often, they'll decide all editing can be done post production via their readers :-)

The afternoon edition can come out with a premium for "the same news but less errors"

March 5, 2009 at 5:44 PM  

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