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"Veteran front row is loving the challenge of life with the Falcons"
Robs (IP Logged)
02 October, 2017 07:50
Must be Bobby V thinks I as I pick up my copy of the Journal
But no ,it's Nili Latu!
Of course.
Who else?
So good I've got Sean Douglass to keep me right!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2017 07:50 by Robs.

 
Re: "Veteran front row is loving the challenge of life with the Falcons"
markismith50 (IP Logged)
02 October, 2017 07:56
To be fair to the writer, who does know his rugby, it's not him who does the headlines. He came to the game on Friday and had a good chat with Nili afterwards. I thought the piece was canny.

During my own time at the paper the two things I got most complaints about were photo captions and headlines - the two things I had nowt to do with!

 
Re: "Veteran front row is loving the challenge of life with the Falcons"
dick g (IP Logged)
02 October, 2017 08:18
Some things never change. As a feature writer I did not experience this problem because of the lead time before my pieces appeared, but in the hurly-burly of daily news and sport, such errors are not uncommon. Sub-editors, like referees, are the sons of Satan.

 
Re: "Veteran front row is loving the challenge of life with the Falcons"
pa8 (IP Logged)
02 October, 2017 10:30
So who does make up the headlines ? It seems like it's the job for the postboy on his first day.

 
Re: "Veteran front row is loving the challenge of life with the Falcons"
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
02 October, 2017 11:04
Quote:
dick g
Sub-editors, like referees, are the sons of Satan.

Not sure if there are any sub-eds left at NCJ, nor picture eds. Possibly was the postboy.

 
Re: "Veteran front row is loving the challenge of life with the Falcons"
markismith50 (IP Logged)
02 October, 2017 11:11
pa8, the sub-editors.

Monkey, you're right, picture editors are now sadly a thing of the past. Sub-editors are still hanging in there, but it's tough times in the regional press right now with regular rounds of redundancies (I went through 4 or 5 during my time there).

 
Re: "Veteran front row is loving the challenge of life with the Falcons"
dick g (IP Logged)
02 October, 2017 11:14
Not quite that bad. The sub-editors, or simply subs as they are known, are responsible for putting the paper together, cutting copy if needed and adding headlines and cross-heads. It is a highly skilled job carried out under heavy deadline pressure. So sometimes things go wrong. A journalist's mistakes are very public. Most people can hide their cockups. Our's are there for all to see.
By the way, most editors and senior execs in newspapers come from a subbing background.

The piece on Nili is actually worth the paper it's printed on.

 
Re: "Veteran front row is loving the challenge of life with the Falcons"
Robs (IP Logged)
02 October, 2017 14:33
Quote:
markismith50
To be fair to the writer, who does know his rugby, it's not him who does the headlines!

Or presumably the second paragraph of the text which says :"the front rower is now in his third season...."?


"He came to the game on Friday and had a good chat with Nili afterwards. I thought the piece was canny."

Aye the rest of the piece was ok


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