15th Street in Fishtown?

nick-bug's picture

I'm curious. Whenever I see

I'm curious. Whenever I see a mistake like this, I always send a polite note to the reporter. Does anyone else take the time to point these things out?

kdubs215's picture

Is it me or do we see alot

Is it me or do we see alot more mistakes in articles these days ?? I mean that place is no where near Fishtown . People from that area wont even know what fishtown is

dan's picture

nick-bug wrote:I'm curious.

nick-bug wrote:

I'm curious. Whenever I see a mistake like this, I always send a polite note to the reporter. Does anyone else take the time to point these things out?

Not anymore. I used to, but I've never seen a correction made.
(Of course, I suppose it could help prevent the error again in the future.)

I think the problem is that communication in general introduces so many errors. For instance, whenever there are newspaper articles about something I'm involved in, I generally find about 3 or 4 errors. If it's not something especially egregious, I let it go.

diamonds215's picture

Must have been a realtor

Must have been a realtor that wrote the article.

biggeo's picture

and the boarder line grows

and the boarder line grows and grows

Ftown66's picture

dan wrote:nick-bug wrote:I'm

dan wrote:
nick-bug wrote:

I'm curious. Whenever I see a mistake like this, I always send a polite note to the reporter. Does anyone else take the time to point these things out?

Not anymore. I used to, but I've never seen a correction made.
(Of course, I suppose it could help prevent the error again in the future.)

I think the problem is that communication in general introduces so many errors. For instance, whenever there are newspaper articles about something I'm involved in, I generally find about 3 or 4 errors. If it's not something especially egregious, I let it go.

I once wrote a daily news reporter about a article she wrote about a beating that occured in fishtown being incorrect and she wrote me back all bitchy saying just kill me for making a mistake. I wrote her back saying I forgive you for your mistake but i don't know if the other twenty thousand fishtowners do. I also suggested to next time do a little research. She never wrote back.

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Ftown66 wrote: I once wrote

Ftown66 wrote:

I once wrote a daily news reporter about a article... she wrote me back all bitchy...

I don't want to imply anything about what you wrote, because I don't know. That being said, I've always been positively impressed with the Inky and DN reporters. They almost always write back, and it has always been a polite and positive response.

michaellouis's picture

Has this all gotten worse

Has this all gotten worse since newspapers in general are financially in extremely bad shape (it was really bad even before the economy tanked).

jmminarik's picture

I'm just waiting for the

I'm just waiting for the braniac bean counters to decide street news reporting can also be outsourced to India.

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jmminarik wrote:I'm just

jmminarik wrote:

I'm just waiting for the braniac bean counters to decide street news reporting can also be outsourced to India.

Umm they do, most of that scrolling news and stock reports and what not, that flash on revolving signs and billboards from MSNBC or CNN is outsourced to India. A lot of general editing and proofing is as well. Read Tom Friedman's book The World is Flat, he talks about being a journalist and then finding out that journalist are being outsourced.

dan's picture

Note that Joe said "street

Note that Joe said "street news". (I don't think he meant Wall Street.)

jmminarik's picture

dan wrote:Note that Joe said

dan wrote:

Note that Joe said "street news". (I don't think he meant Wall Street.)

Correct. Current Street news is just depressing.