For want of a budget a proofreader was lost. For want of a proofreader a story was lost. For want of a story a newspaper’s credibility was lost.
I suspect there is some guy in the pressroom of the Las Vegas newspaper who should be getting a congratulatory pat on the back this morning.
The newspaper that landed in some driveways today had a front page story listed as jumping to page 22, but instead concluded on page 19. It was corrected somewhere along the way because the online replica of the printed paper corrected the error.
Even more egregious though was the Nevada cover story with a headline about and a photo of new Rep. Ruben Kihuen, but the story beneath was one about Gov. Brian Sandoval’s letter expressing concern about ObamaCare legislation that had appeared on the front page on Saturday. Someone eventually fixed that, too.
Once upon a time, someone would have been tasked to read proofs of the pages before the presses rolled, though, I admit, there were a number of times some alert and conscientious pressman saved our bacon.