02 April 2009

Mistake: the end of sub-editors is nigh

Oh dear. The Independent, a half decent paper (well, at least it takes green issues seriously), is going down the sub-free route. I know money needs saving across the board but did anyone (apart from City AM and grumpy Greenslade) really believe this would happen? And is it sustainable? I suppose only time will tell.

Anyway, here's a snippet from tut Media Guardian:
"Reporters have been told to cap up the first two words of stories and to run their own spellchecks on all stories."

Hahahahaha, because, of course, that's all subs do, innit?


See for more:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/01/the-independent-subeditors

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