We’re Not The Only Typo-Filled Paper

Check out this beaut in today’s Leader-Post:

Don’t see it? Have a closer look:

The problem here isn’t the typo. No matter how hard writers, editors and copy editors try, there will always be typos. You can’t catch them all. They’re the cockroaches of journalism. Nor is the problem that newspaper chains run some of the same material in different cities (although that’s not ideal). No, the problem is that newspaper production has been over-consolidated–this page, for example, was laid out in Hamilton.

The funny thing is, Planet S has a similar mistake in their current edition. Planet S is at least designed in Saskatoon, though. Their problem is crack-smoking.*

*This cheap shot from an editor who can’t spell “versus”…

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

4 thoughts on “We’re Not The Only Typo-Filled Paper”

  1. The lack of local coverage in the major newspapers is depressing from coast to coast, which is all the more reason why free magazines like PD are important for community. I love checking out the “Best of Regina” PD certificates in local shops and to read about city politics and culture on the reg’.

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