Monday, November 29, 2010

Don't be lazy

A NEWSPAPER WORKER recently asked if the name of a local community college was correct. Another worker said he didn't know, so the first guy accepted the name as correct.

I wasn't so sure — I'd dealt with that school before — so I looked it up on the Internet. Turns out that it wasn't correct, so I gave him the right name. I hope he used it.

My point? Editors sometimes make the mistake of accepting incorrect information as gospel; I've done it; we all have. We all assume we're being fed perfect info.

Check the facts ... or suffer the consequences.

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