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Anorak | If a typo is bad journalism we’re all doomed

If a typo is bad journalism we’re all doomed

by | 9th, July 2012

ANORAK aka Anorka makes plenty to typos. But, then, so does bigger media. Still, journalism site  HoldTheFrontPage gets pathetically snooty about a local news report headlined: “A dead Boby has been found on Southsea beach.”

Plenty of schadenfreude on the South Coast this week over a hyperlocal news site’s attempts to cover the story of a body – or was it in fact a ‘bobby?’ – washed up on Southsea beach.

Staffers on more established local media outlets are citing it as a perfect example of why ‘citizen journalism’ is not a replacement for trained newspaper staff.

No. It’s a typo. If trained newspaper staff are going to cite a

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