Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Why the media should be conservative when it comes to posting news results
I had to laugh when I read the Stuffjournalistslike blog with all of the great comments about dealing with politicians and issues. However, the real chuckle came when the blogger in chief made a very clever note about editors getting their headlines correct. His link to the famous Harry Truman pix holding up the Chicago Tribune headline that has "Dewey Defeats Truman" is something every reporter, publicist and anyone who deals with the media should keep close to their desk as a reminder of how mistakes can screw up a publication's credibility.
Sadly, the electronic types will get a lot of results wrong because there will be pressure to beat the others to the punch.