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Correction in yesterday's Cincinnati Enquirer. "In the Dec. 3 Enquirer serial on 'The Granny Robber,' Winters National Bank and Fairmont High School were spelled incorrectly. In the Dec. 6 part of the same serial, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft was also spelled incorrectly."Remember Washburn's column when she boasted about all the editors assigned to it? Another Carolyn-led cluster f---.
How often does the Enquirer -- and your print publication -- print corrections of misspellings? And if corrections are printed, the run a day later. These corrections, running two weeks later, smell bad. What have you been thinking about all this time, Carolyn?
Citybeat posted today that "Other lessons readers took from this tale include how if you were alive before security cameras were invented then that is the era during which you should have chosen to rob banks."
Sooooo..... let's not blame the editors only. Where I work, a reporter better not make three errors like those in a whole year.
The correction ran yesterday, meaning it was probably prepared Tuesday?As of past 10 AM Thursday they still haven't gotten around to correcting those errors online. Everybody form a circle-
I think you can blame both.This wasn't a story written and edited on deadline. It was in preparation for weeks. It ran almost another whole week on the front page.True, the writer deserves blame for errors that should embarrass an intern. They were "catch-able" errors though. Washburn's column went out of its way to praise the hard work of her editing team, Essex and Trujillo. The buck stops at the top, where standards are set.
7:58, the Enquirer's corrections go on 2A. If they published these during the series, the corrections would appear on the back of the tear sheets they'll send to the Pulitzer committee.
Another reason might have been to wait until Randall left town for the holidays.
Also at CityBeat former Enquirer reporter Ben Kaufman called the Granny Robber series "pure, screaming tabloid and perfect practice for the day the Enquirer shrinks its page size again." http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-4255-curmudgeon_notes_12122012.html
Maybe the Enquirer ran the Granny Robber correction because they've gotten accustomed to running at least one correction every day and that one was available. Some of the recent ones include misquoted officials, egregious math errors and even the wrong answer to a school test question.
Got the annual Christmas greeting from my Enquirer carrier and here is an excerpt:"I want to wish you all Happy Holidays as Your Local Cincinnati Enquire carrier for the 3rd year. I want to apologies for late deliverers. The Enquire has moved they're printing factory to Columbus Ohio. The papers once came in between 12-3, now they show up between 3-5. If you have any questions call or text me..."
Sounds like the "Enquire" has found its newest citizen journalist!
Gannett's WTSP launched the new standardized graphics package. WFMY already has it. It looks so much like USA Today's new look. The only difference might be the font... Overall, it's a major improvement. Not sure what the roll out schedule is for the rest of the group.
Gannett's Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids) sold the paper's historic building to a local community foundation. The newspaper staff is moving to a stripmall office space. http://voiceofwr.com/2012/12/20/community-foundation-purchases-daily-tribune-building/
$18.97 GCI close today!!!!!
Jim, you suck! The stock price rises despite your inane attempts to bring it down. Suck on that, dumbass!
Hello, 6:00 p.m. What a smart and sophisticated comment. It says so much about you. If acting out makes you happy, please, amuse us some more with your clever dialogue. We thank you!
Hello, 7:21. You should amuse us yourself with tales of bad management -- always with the subtle implication that you knew what should have been done.Those stories are always creative and very useful in today's post-Selectric news environment. I guess you could say you were on the "cutting" edge! Hahaha!
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for now GCI. With out any elections or Olympics, next year will be a different story. It will be back to furloughs and downsizing to make sure you're able to deliver on that huge promise you made to stockholders. For those who read this blog, you should know that this company has absolutely no innovative products or services in the pipeline to offset the declines in readership, viewership and all the dollars that support it in advertising. And if anyone thinks paywalls will solve the 'more streams of revenue' problem, think again. It's not going to work. That ship has sailed on the newspaper industry. So, unless GCI is bold enough to make some significant digital acquisitions instead of these little no-name tech companies they've been buying up recently, its hard to think how it will sustain its losses over the next 5 years. There are just too many holes to plug up before they even start to think about creating/developing anything new. Contrary to what was posited several months ago when the blue dot re-launched, GCI doesn't really have the "balls" to make significant changes to how they operate to make any difference in the outcome that will surely happen in the next 3-5 years. Enjoy the $19 a share for now. LOL Remember it was $85 just a few years ago.
Heh 9:40 it kills you to see my company on the rise huh? I'm loving life. Go Gracia!!!!
Why so much venom 9:40? Gannett will rise again. Unfortunately, it's doing so on the backs of GPS and the publishing unit. Those folks will continue to feel the pain as the company continues to diversify it's revenue base. Eventually, the print side of the business will be right sized and Gannett will be less dependent and susceptible to its secular decline.
Haha, 9:58 you're in such denial, but that's ok. You will learn soon enough. Your company is on a sugar high from the Olympics and the elections this year. That's the only reason you've squeaked out more revenue. It's not because you have developed anything new or disruptive. Name one way that Gannett is significantly transforming the print newspaper business today? Name one way that Gannett is significantly transforming the television news business today? You are still sucking on the advertising nipple. That business model will be extinct in 5 years, especially in print. Did you not see how Craigs List decimated your classified business literally over night and what did you do to make-up that revenue? Nothing. You just cut your staffs to get your bottomline in order. Do you really think that strategy is sustainable? Kodak had a chance, but it failed b/c it looooved it's film business. Sony loooooooved their CDs too much and allowed Apple to take it's digital music business like candy from a baby. Thankfully Sony had other lines of business, but that was a colossal failure on their part. Newspapers have already failed b/c they are now waaaaay too late into digital anything. What can Gannett do in the digital news business that hasn't already been done or thought of? Nothing. That's because there is no plan or structure within Gannett to figure it out. The plan for Gannett is to redesign some websites and mobile apps and hope and pray that by the time they get launched in 2014, there will be some news consumers out there who want to access anything on them and an advertiser or two willing to pay to blast a message on those channels that no one is going to ever look at.So, as I said before, eat, drink, and keep living the dream b/c it is just that - a dream. The nightmare is creeping along in the background and will soon catch up with this company in a major way in next few years. Good luck. We all need dreamers to help keep the dream alive b/c it feels so good.
11:56 is very, very right about this.
Thanks for your support. Just speaking the truth.
The Des Moines Register has delayed delivery today due to the blizzard that swept through Iowa yesterday. At this moment DesMoinesRegister.com has a homepage link, highlighted in red, where you can read their e-edition for free. I clicked that link and got redirected to a login page.More splendid thinking by Gannett!
So how many of you hung blue balls on your Christmas tree this year?
DesMoinesRegister.com now has its e-edition free to everyone today. Gannett's tech people fixed it after my earlier post went up.
I see corporate is liberally spreading the cash around to blog bashers. That's one hell of a business strategy. It IS all in reach!
Riddle me this. What recent Crystal Palace SVP instructed their staff they need to make an appointment if they need to see him?
Alex, I'll take Human Resources for $100
And so it begins. Kevin, good luck to you. You have some very disaffected direct and indirect reports at corporate. They are afraid to treat you as disrespectfully as they did your predecessor, hence they have resorted to trashing you here.
Why are they disaffected? Could it be because they're told in effect, "I have a 'closed-door policy'"?
When you say "they," I assume you mean "you." First, it is entirely reasonable that an executive would want to schedule his or her time in the interests of efficiency. What's the big deal with getting on someone's schedule? The HR reorg had one goal and that was to eventually result in the promotion of its chief engineer. When that didn't happen, those who would have thrived were unhappy. Many of those same people were unhappy when Roxanne was named SVP. They have been disaffected for a long time. By "they," I mean "you." So you didn't get your way. Now you are going to nitpick everything the new guy does.
5:39 you appear to have a beef with "the chief engineer." Sounds a bit personal.
Well, there's technology, and then there's how you use it.http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek
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