Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Half a Name Isn't the Whole Story

There wan't enough room in the Charlotte Sun's state-roundup page to give the city's whole name, so half would have to do. The result: readers are briefly led to believe that an institution of higher learning in Pennsylvania has gone into the fowl-ordinance business.

Local hed style: York, Louis, Barbara, and Paul.

Back at the front page, a local writer
announces that "Today the U.S. Census released the first set of
three-year American Community Survey data ..."

The problem is, the data came out yesterday. Sun readers are accustomed to getting their news "whenever." The shock of reading -- at 7:30 a.m., no less -- what happened today was too much for Old Word Wolf.


  1. Chickens on a campus far away...yesterday's news displayed as today's. Oh, my goodness. Maybe this is a severe case of sleepwalking through work. A wake-up call might be in order.

  2. I see the story if from the Naples Daily News. It's just a case of the Sun picking up the story from them to run a day later and not editing it at all.