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.
Labels: subbing errors