Thursday, January 13, 2011

Another example of why copy editors, indeed, are necessary...

Charles Apple has a great post on his American Copy Editors Society blog today regarding a mistake in today's issue of the Iowa State Daily. It's a small typo, but it has BIG consequences. As in, the difference between sexual consent and sexual assault.

You can read what Charles wrote here, because it says it so well. But, for those to lazy to click through, here it is:

The front page story
The jump page
The typo from the jump....



















If that is accurate, then there are a lot of people who are going to be seeking to have convictions overturned....

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that makes no sense at all. I wonder how that was overlooked.

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