Thursday, August 24, 2006

Welcome to the world of editing!

This blog is designed to encourage interaction among Communication 510 (Editing for Print) students at Wichita State — and other interested folks. See a misleading or inappropriate headline? Or one you like? Post it! Dislike the approach in a news story, print or broadcast, or one that works? Post it! See an ad, again print or broadcast, that moves you to comment? Post it! This blog is designed to make you more aware, and to get you involved in the writing and editing process.

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Anonymous Patrick Vera said...

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9/04/2006 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have talked to various people outside of class about the fellatio etiquette article that was run in the September 1st issue of the Sunflower and many have also agreed that the article was highly inappropriate even for a liberal college newspaper. As we discussed in class the article should have been left for the likes of a men's or women's magazine rather than a public newspaper. I feel that the article has further damaged the image of the Sunflower not only among the general public but among many of the students at Wichita State. - Nicole

9/11/2006 7:11 AM  
Blogger Jelena said...

Two issues:
About the jumps in the Wichita Eagle. Why do they put jumps on the previous page and not on the folloving ones? This is esspecially case with the business stories. Is that a good way to do it? For me it is kind a annoying.
About The Sunflower sex column - what do you think about the new format (love line)? Is that appropriate?

9/14/2006 9:05 AM  
Blogger Beka said...

OKAY...I had a long list of mistakes I found in the Eagle the last several days, but I can't find the list! All I found last week (and forgot to post) was a few typos online, including www.evangelwichita.orgc.

More to come tomorrow...

10/02/2006 10:39 PM  
Blogger Beka said...

Has anyone actually taken a good look at all of the advertisement fliers that are posted all over the cork boards and kiosks around campus? I don't think I've stopped and looked at a board or kiosk YET that hasn't had a flier with some sort of blatant grammatical or spelling error. The funniest one to me was the one I saw a couple of days ago that was for an honor society who was advertising whose members would be eligible to receive all kinds of "schlorships". I wanted to take the flier to their headquarters and scream, "Spellcheck works wonders you guys!"

10/06/2006 4:04 PM  
Blogger Beka said...

Oh, and one more thing. I work at a major retail home electronics store, and I was reading the ad for next week, and next to it I noticed that we had at least 10 "ad correction" notices that needed to be placed throughout the store next to products because of mistakes in the ad. Believe it or not, this is a weekly occurance. I can't tell you how many customers get mad at us every day because they come in for a product that the ad showed was a certain price or had certain features, but all we can do is tell them "Sorry, here's the ad correction, it was a misprint." I'm just wondering how their editors got through college, and furthermore how their editors possibly get paid for what they do!

10/06/2006 4:10 PM  
Blogger James Ginal said...

I think that the ad section of the paper is just as susceptible to mistakes as every other part of the paper. I think the paper itself is at a disadvantage, because a lot of these stores may change the sale to something else. The paper looks bad at the same time.

10/08/2006 11:49 PM  
Blogger Beka said...

Though I was very grateful to have the story of Fields of Faith in the Sunflower, the number of errors, not only in fact, but in style and gramatics, was pretty surprising. First, I was quoted as saying "We were thinking how cool it be..." as opposed to "how cool it would be". Second, there was a sentence that said "Tyler Clarensau, a locally known musician, and his band will play music.", which I thought was oddly worded and repetative. Third, it said that Warkim was a high school student when in reality he is an older college student. There were also gaps in the story and it jumped all over the place. It also didn't mention what time the event started. Again, I really appreciated the fact that the story was in the Sunflower, I just think that the reporter was rushed to get the article written and just missed a few things.

10/14/2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger Beka said...

Also this weekend, I was doing research on the Sedgwick County Zoo for another class, and on their website it said "Wet your appetite..."...shouldn't it be "Whet your appetite?"

10/14/2006 8:55 PM  

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