If a typo is bad journalism we’re all doomed
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 typo as a sign of a bad journalism, they are setting themselves up to be the butt of their own joke.
Also, if you see hack mocking the Government’s maths, feel free to laugh out loud…