We beat ourselves

Here’s another example of why blogs at newspaper sites should be edited, at least for the basics. Take a look at this sentence on ACC Now, a News & Observer sports blog:

In 2002, West Virginia lost to West Virginia as the bowl debuted in Charlotte with a sellout crowd.

At this writing, the post with this error has been up for more than two hours. Shouldn’t someone notice that sort of thing after a while?

More on editing blogs here and here.

UPDATE: The error was corrected overnight, perhaps in response to a reader comment on the blog. At least it got taken care of, unlike this error, which still stands nearly a year after it was posted.


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