Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The comic cuts of The Canberra Times

Life must be frustrating for the intelligent person who writes editorials for The Canberra Times. In this new media world without sub-editors the practice is to cut from the bottom when the words are too many for the available space. The result is to leave newspaper readers hanging without the editorial's relevant conclusion.
The example from today's edition compared to the full version as published on the paper's website:

As printed
The website version with the missing conclusion

A classic example of what happens when you get rid of sub editors who actually read things before cutting them to fit the available space. The Canberra Times editorial this morning just left off the conclusion thus making the whole thing irrelevant.

Here's another example I posted on my Facebook site earlier this month:
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