There is no excuse for this. And an earlier version had it wrong in the story as well as the headline.
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.