My favorite paper is not having a good day

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Offline Homer Jones

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #90 on: March 20, 2018, 01:56:34 PM »
Sad thing is that It aint gonna get any better.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #91 on: April 08, 2018, 02:55:02 PM »
Sad thing is that It aint gonna get any better.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #92 on: April 08, 2018, 04:25:31 PM »
More buffoonery (click to enlarge):


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #93 on: April 08, 2018, 05:34:24 PM »
You have to realize The Record's pages are being made up who knows where, in one of Gannet's design studios. The design studio that was preparing the pages, in Neptune, N.J., was closed last year, and the people were laid off. Now, Gannett employees far away, with limited knowledge of New Jersey, are writing headlines, photo captions and so forth. But if you look at the website, NorthJersey.com, that is also filled with numerous errors and typos, too.

This is from a North Jersey.com story on opening day of the trout season:

Opening day of trout season
 
Tadashi Hara or Paramus caught the daily limit of 6 trout in the first our and a half of the on a season opening day.  Marko Georgiev/NorthJersey.com



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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #94 on: April 09, 2018, 03:15:38 PM »
...content was replaced by articles from the Asbury Park Press, USA Today and other non-local sources...


As I mentioned above last month, I'm aware of the non-local nature of our supposedly local paper, but no matter where the contributors are from, grammar, spelling and sentence structure are constants (well, they were until this bunch came along). The READABILITY of the paper is affected every time your eyes hit one of these visual road bumps and the flow is interrupted. It's really annoying.

I don't know how an inanimate object can acquire human qualities, but this paper has managed to appear to be quite amateurly ignorant.

Just today, I plucked these two little gems from the same page in the sports section:



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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #97 on: May 04, 2018, 04:43:02 PM »
The Record's "5" fetish continues unabated.

In an effort to keep the comment with the image (in some cases), I've taken out the unnecessary newsprint and replaced it with the comment. Be sure to click images to enlarge them - especially where I've commented within the image. Otherwise, the print may be too small to read.

Let's start with something from today's paper. This is the actual page - minus most of the newsprint - with one "5" story on top of another.

There's another "5-stack" at the end.
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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #98 on: May 04, 2018, 04:48:15 PM »
While the "5" infatuations aren't really errors, these are.

Once again, let's start with today's stellar edition of the paper - another actual page minus the newsprint. I hope my non-concise replacement print is readable after clicking on the pic.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #99 on: June 03, 2018, 02:00:46 PM »
12 Fives and 8 Duhs (click to enlarge):


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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #100 on: June 04, 2018, 10:46:55 AM »
The Record's style has always been to use the day of the week, not "tomorrow" and "yesterday." So, you can say something will take place "today," but otherwise, you say "Sunday" or "Tuesday" and so forth. Still, under Gannett, numerous stories have been published with the wrong time element. Stories seem to be taken from the website and put in the print edition without changes, including any copy editing to fix the time element. A real shit show.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #101 on: June 04, 2018, 02:43:13 PM »
A photo caption is supposed to give helpful information about the picture. This is an incredibly dopey-assed caption that's off in so many ways that the only thing that's accurate is that it shows Todd Frazier. There's nothing else that connects this picture to anything in the caption after his name. For all we know, Todd could be saying, "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane...".

You can see that the date of publication is today - Monday, June 4, 2018, so the "Monday" mentioned in the caption can't be today, right? That means it would have to be last Monday - if it was any further back, it would need a date. But the Mets weren't in Cincinnati last Monday............they were in Atlanta.

Why go to such lengths to make up irrelevant nonsense that any sports fan can see right through?

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Reply #103 on: June 06, 2018, 02:28:12 AM »
Yes, readers want local news in the newspaper, and that's the reason why The Record's circulation dropped. It would be difficult to recover the readers at this point, but not impossible.

Most readers are now relying on TV, radio, and social media for national and international news. They are not buying the newspaper for national and international news. And the one aspect of that which used to be DAILY was the guy who wrote the political cartoons, and they cut him from daily to weekly.  And that really hurt The Record.

Readers want local news in the newspaper, and sports, and if it doesn't deliver that, they'll drop it.

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Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day (MAJOR screwup)
« Reply #104 on: June 19, 2018, 05:40:02 PM »
Today, the two baseball beat writers have combined to create the biggest writing boondoggle I have ever seen in any newspaper. To be fair, though, it's probably more accurate to say that an unnamed someone else without a speck of local Major League baseball knowledge in his/her head has done this to the writers, who will get the blame because only THEIR names and faces are shown.

Let's start with the much-worse-off left half of the below page - the one that says "Yankees Notes", but shows a head shot of the Mets' beat writer, Matt Ehalt ("On the Mets"). The story IS the Yankee one and the title - "Frazier takes place on roster" - refers to the Yankees' Clint Frazier, who rejoined the team yesterday.

Now it gets a bit messy. The featured photo shows TODD Frazier, who was with the Yankees last year, but is now a Met. He's even shown wearing a Mets uniform. The caption says that "Todd Frazier's big-league career has been in a suspended state due to a spring training concussion and the Yankees' crowded outfield". Those reasons are why CLINT Frazier finally got to join the Yankees yesterday. Wrong picture, wrong first name, right reasons, wrong writer.

On the right side of the page, "Mets Notes" shows Yankees' beat writer Pete Caldera ("On the Yankees") and a story w/photo of Mets' outfielder Jay Bruce. Everything's passable, except that the Met's beat writer - the guy who wrote it - is nowhere to be found.

No one noticed ANY of these things when all this started out online and could have been fixed before going to the print edition?

Whaddaya wanna bet that there'll be no mention of ANY of this in tomorrow's "Corrections" on Pg 2A?

I hope I'm wrong.


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