I have talked a lot about newspapers dying and one of the huge issues has been because of the lack of readership. Well the Washington Post did not help its readership on Monday.
The Washington Post printed an article, on Monday, in their sports section that had 20 typos. Many readers complained about the typos to the editor. The excuse was that the editors had only a short time to look over the piece before sending it to print.
According to my professor, who is friends with someone at the Post, said that the article came to them with a slew of typos and that they did the best they could with the time that they had. And I’m sure that is the case, and I do understand, that with budget cuts editors are under a lot of pressure to get things done, with a lot less staff. But these kinds of mistakes are going to push readers farther and farther away from newspapers.
Like my professor stated no one wants to sit down with a red pen and read the paper.