Re: Fear not, you can always get a job writing for AP

Subject: Re: Fear not, you can always get a job writing for AP
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 09:59:32 -0800

Soon we'll learn that the Scripps National Spelling Bee (founded by my best
friend's great-great uncle, half-brother of their family patriarch who was
reared in Rushville, IL, and whose Google-scanned book, *Five Months Abroad*,
I've been enjoying when not otherwise engrossed by *Moneyball*, Michael
Lewis' book on which the Brad Pitt-starring movie that we so enjoyed is
based) has become completely irrelevant, along with the *Chicago Manual of
Style* that all of us, as professional technical readers, revere so highly.

> Chris

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> Speed is the #1 priority at AP. Getting the information and content out to
> its media clients so they can get on the air with it as fast as possible.
> Most of their clients are TV and radio broadcasters, with web nipping at
> their heels and print media left way behind in the dust, and taking 10
> minutes to edit and correct a news item could make the difference between
> the client being first on the air in its market or getting scooped by its
> competition, so editing and even spell checking is not a priority compared
> with fact checking. Most of the clients will rewrite or revise the
> unedited content to fit it into their formats anyway. So its Yahoo that is
> skimping on the edits.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 8:43 AM, William Sherman
> <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>wrote:
>
> > Like many, I read the Yahoo news each morning. Much of it is obviously
> > written without an editor overlooking the articles.
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Fear not, you can always get a job writing for AP: From: William Sherman
Re: Fear not, you can always get a job writing for AP: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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