By paulgillin | October 29, 2007 - 4:35 am - Posted in Journalism, Layoffs, Newspapers

The Public Editor of the Orlando Sentinel notes that newsroom cutbacks are leading to more errors in the newspaper because copy editors aren’t checking copy as carefully as they once did. “In the past three months, the newspaper has corrected more than a third more errors of its own making on average than it did during the relatively placid prior five months. August, September and October have accounted, thus far, for significantly more corrections of internally generated errors than the newspaper averaged in that three-month period during the prior five years.”

This includes incorrectly identifying the winner of an NFL game on the front page of the sports section. Whoops.

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