06 April 2009

The Daily Universe

From today's edition of BYU's student newspaper, The Daily Universe.

8 comments:

Stu said...

oopsie

Mandi said...

Loool. I was in the middle of trying to leave a professional-sounding voice message when I read this. Messed it up royally, hee hee.

*Liese said...

Oh my goodness...You'd think of all places BYU would have checked something like that!

LaPaube said...

I would say that's unbelievable, but I read that paper for four years. This is typical. Expect an editor to respond soon to the inevitable criticism with a whiny, defensive op-ed that complains about deadlines and preaches to students about being grateful for the writers' hard unpaid work, etc.

Brandon said...

From a Newsnet article on the typo:

"Hillary Miller, a Media Arts major from Arcadia, Calif., was very concerned about the situation. 'I hope someone isn’t just fooling around,' Miller said. 'It would be sad if someone was trying to do harm to our church.'

Regardless of how this situation happened, Miller said it is upsetting."

Wow. Some people.

Seth said...

So they had to pull all of the copies off the streets and totally reprint the entire newspaper.

anjuli said...

Brandon, you are a journalist. Where was the editor at the Daily Universe? Aren't they the people ultimately responsible for slips like this? (Karen)

Brandon said...

Karen: Yes, they are. It's either a massive mistake or something intentional that someone thought would be funny.

We may never know.

But as LaPaube said, this is nothing new from the DU. It's a poor newspaper when it comes to quality control. I think this has something to do with the fact that you cannot join the newspaper staff until you are a Junior, and so everyone involved has less than two years of experience.

I dunno.