Needed: blog editors

If newspapers are going to ask reporters to add blogging to their duties, why are they not backing them up with a copy editor to oversee their posts? This misspelled headline is an example of the type of careless error that appears regularly on newspaper blogs.

UPDATE: The error was still there — both on the home page and the post — more than 15 hours after it was posted. In print, we would sometimes catch such a “head bust” and correct it between editions.

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  1. Hi, I saw your blog after its link was forward to me by a friend. I was pleasantly surprised to see the jottings of a person from the editorial side.

    I work as a journalist in a national newpaper. I also interact with J-school students on journalism, especially on topics like editing which is a backroom operation but so crucial to newspaper production.

    Hope to visit your blog often…

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