Wednesday, February 24, 2016
What has hit home is the fact though this horrible tragedy has received worldwide news coverage -- as it should -- the local news media is dropping the ball. One would think that they have an edge over the national and yes, international media covering the story. It's their territory and they know the people and the sources.
I have been going to the local media sources for news -- and, in my opinion, not getting a whole lot. In the meantime, national and international media outlets have been spot on in their coverage -- digging down and getting the behind the scenes stories people want to read -- an example is the woman who managed to save her children and several neighborhood children by blocking the shooter with her own body.
She's fighting for her life in a local hospital, but her heroic story was first told in a British newspaper, I believe. Certainly wasn't the Kalamazoo paper.
But hey -- the Kalamazoo paper -- part of mlive.com -- posted the story above -- along with an ad for Uber. Guess what -- the shooter was an Uber driver! But of course you know that. Apparently mlive did not.
Yeah, right. I know there's no such thing as a copy editor or layout editor anymore -- it's pretty obvious.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
So today I log into my first source of news in the morning...
I didn't know we were going back in time!!!! Happy New Year, Everyone!
Saturday, October 24, 2015
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Those who know me will continue to say it's just because I'm a grammar bitch. Maybe so -- but I keep seeing things like the clip below and it's disturbing. I truly think it's a remnant of "being the first with the scoop" that all journalists are familiar with -- it was like this when I worked in a newsroom and I'm sure things haven't changed.
Except that what I wrote wasn't published instantly online - it came off a press on paper. And it was read by at least two editors before it was published -- my city editor and a copy editor.
The race to be first today results in embarrassing posts like this. Sigh.