Call me picky

Is it just me, or does anyone else get annoyed at the overwhelming amount of errors in so-called news stories? I’m talking about things like glaring spelling mistakes and even worse, glaring content errors. I just read a news story where it started off by saying “the man” and ended with “she” and “her”. Which is it? It’s just so unprofessional and it’s obvious that no one is proofing any of this drivel. I miss the days of decent journalism.


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May 14, 2024 at 4:30am

I have the same view, I assume it's that much of it is AI now to cut costs. That said, I can barely read news websites anymore which is AMAZING because it is cutting down my doomscrolling by a lot.

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Its happening every where

May 14, 2024 at 8:36am

One would have thought that testing for a basic command of English spelling and grammar would be part of the interview process for media positions. Apparently the only language requirement for the job is the constant use of incendiary rhetoric in sentence fragments. My favourite is "different than" and "different to". The only correct form is "different from" but 90% of the time "they" get it wrong.

Yes, I am aware of the two errors in the title of this post. It was a test. Did you spot them?

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Then buy

May 15, 2024 at 6:28pm

A newspaper subscription for one of our local papers. It goes towards supporting local journalism and the professionals who work for them.

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