Strange goings on at Daily News
I got up this morning and as I do every morning I went online to read the articles in the Nanaimo Daily News.
It is usually about 7 am when they update the homepage of their website to reflect the days stories but the "news" link is updated much earlier.
I clicked on the "news" link and looked through the list of headlines which included one that said something to the effect "Many in support of Multiplex" but there was no text underneath it.
There was another story "Multiplex- the next big thing?" and this story had the text that shows in the paper.... except.....the points of view of the mayoralty candidates were included and while the candidates like the idea of a multiplex they recognized that it would be a struggle to embark on it right now and the idea had to be studied much further before committing.
Heres where it gets weird. By approx 8:30 when I checked again, eager to read who these "many" supporters were.... the story headline has disappeared. Plus the story that talked about the Multiplex- the next big thing had been trimmed to not include the hesitant comments of the mayoralty candidates.
There is also an editorial (written by Philip Wolf I suspect) and while I am not sure it appears to have been decreased in size.
I am wondering this...
1) Does the Nanaimo Daily News write their headlines first and then find a story to fit it?
2) Do they censor the comments that they include in order to either support their headline or their bias point of view?
3) Could they not find "many" who support the multiplex so they killed the story? Why then couldnt the story be changed to "Not Many support the multiplex"
Just random weird thoughts and events.. Happy Halloween...
I noticed the same thing this morning. It seems to be power for the course. I am dressing up as a pirate with a hockey stck
I have noticed that many times in the morning. My guess is that the person doing the pages, gets called away to do other things and then gets back to them later. Usually by noon, they are corrected and the full story appears.
It's the Illuminati at it again!
Title of the Story: Hotel becoming a hot issue.
This is an article about the PNC. The story is ok but after the authors name (Walter Cordery) it has a question "Mayoral Candidates: It is time to rethink hotel deal?"
There are a number of comments that are quotes from someone but there is no mention of who? It would be nice to know who is saying what as opposed to a bunch of un-attributed comments.
If anyone has the printed copy of the paper I would be interested if these comments show in there and if they are credited to anyone?
Daily News misses again
The Daily News really made a mess in this article entitled Council candidates weigh in with their green ideas about the NALT all-candidates meeting.
There is not a candidate by the name of Austen Scott and there were no questions from the audience after the jumbled 9 out of 11 questions covered.
Guess it all reiterates the saying "Don't believe everything you read".
I really have a problem when they edit or delete something someone says to twist the story in a particular way. Always be skeptical.
I've worked (as a graphic designer) at newspapers for over 25 years, and I think I know what's going on. I suspect that you caught that particular copy editor in the process of shaping up the web page, not realizing that the public would be able to see it in progress.
Originally Posted by Rickj
They won't write a headline, then find a fitting story. They'll write the headline when they know the gist of the story, then edit it, tighten it up, and often cut it if it's deemed too long by the managing editor.
The editorial you saw was probably shortened when the editor tightened it up after seeing it on-screen. Again, the web page obviously refreshes while they work on the fly, and I don't think they realize this.
What you are saying makes sense Creatrix... however the story in question never ran nor was there a story remotely close to it.
Originally Posted by Creatrix