Increasing Errors in Spelling on the News

@suziecat7 (3399)
Asheville, North Carolina
February 20, 2017 2:31pm CST
I'm pretty persnickety when it comes to grammar and spelling and am mortified myself if I make such a mistake when writing. Lately I've been noticing plenty of typos in news articles as well as blatant misspells. There was a time when journalists and writers would proofread before they sent their work off to print. Of course most of us get our news these days online and maybe that's the problem and it is where I see the most errors. Still, I'm discouraged that there doesn't seem to be any grammatical oversight when it comes to reporting. Where's the editor? I suppose with everything going on and the frenzy to get the word out there it's not a surprise. And no, I'm not saying the news is fake - just sloppy editing. Have you noticed more typos in the news lately?
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• United States
20 Feb 17
I have noticed this for a good couple years now and it is noticeable to me anyway. It makes one wonder when someone is writing for a living, how this gets by them. Love Ann Murray.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Feb 17
It seems workmanship standards have changed. I wonder if other crafts are noticing the same thing.
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• United States
20 Feb 17
@suziecat7 Yeah wonder. It is atrocious really and unacceptable.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Feb 17
@TiarasOceanView - I agree.
@amadeo (59081)
• United States
20 Feb 17
I am not aware of this.Or not paying attention.But not surprised
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Feb 17
It's gotten pretty bad. Now you'll start noticing :))
@amadeo (59081)
• United States
20 Feb 17
@suziecat7 you have me looking now.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Feb 17
• United States
20 Feb 17
I notice typos from the White House on down...
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Feb 17
Yeah - it's crazy. I find it terrible.
• United States
20 Feb 17
@suziecat7 I agree. Not good examples for kids.
@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 17
I am even more appalled at the diminishing level of English grammar in news programs and other media. I recall a time when the BBC was considered a high standard of English, whereas now we appear to have plenty of coloquial slang in use.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Feb 17
I'm distressed to hear there is a slacking of standards in the UK too though the BBC is still great in my book.
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@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 17
@suziecat7 It is certainly no longer the exemplary standard that it was.
@Corbin5 (96764)
• United States
20 Feb 17
I have noticed the sloppy editing too every now and then. It is a shame when someone's words are marred with errors. Hard to put a lot of confidence in a sloppily written piece.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Feb 17
It's a matter of pride in workmanship, I guess.
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@nomus24g (20449)
• India
20 Feb 17
because they all are busy creating sensational news, who cares about grammar & spellings...
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Feb 17
We'll agree to disagree.
• United States
26 Feb 17
I believe that they are more interested in getting the news out that they forego proper grammar and the spelling errors are also ignored.
22 Feb 17
Yes, I think there is not as much importance placed on this "fast" news these days... My husband was talking about an article he read about our city and what it is known for. The article was completely wrong about a singer that is NOT from our city. Not even close. Now, why wouldn't they do the proper research?
@LadyDuck (142264)
• Switzerland
21 Feb 17
This is happening in every country, no matter the language and it's pretty sad.
@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Feb 17
And worse is when it starts making you wonder if you have a word right! One article threw me so. @suziecat7 if we don't use certain words every day it can mess a person up. At least, that is what has happened to me.
@JudyEv (116383)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb 17
I haven't noticed it particularly on our news but there are plenty of errors in print wherever you look.
@jstory07 (64313)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Feb 17
I have noticed a few spelling errors online. But not that many.