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The independent’s typo, we all make mistakes!

The argument against online journalism is that it is quickly thrown together, sloppy and unedited compared with traditional print journalism. People argue over how accurate and how trustworthy some of it is. The argument can be justified however as online journalism’s main quality is that it is fast and easily accessible, therefore it lends itself to making more mistakes then is acceptable.

natasha-richardson-injury1However, page two of The Irish Independent newspaper on the 19th March o9′ let itself down when it wrote about the tragic death of Natasha Richardson. A blurb at the bottom of the page called her “Natasha Redgrave” which is actually her mother’s second name. Slight as it may be it is bad journalism and it goes to show that everyone makes mistakes and perhaps print journalists should not be so quick to criticize those who are writing articles online.


April 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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