Canberra Times makes the global cut for worst media errors

By 13 December, 2012 13

They’ll be celebrating in Fyshwick tonight, Craig Silverman’s year in media errors has found time to give our very own Canberra Times a mention as an Other Favourite for Typo of the Year:

The Canberra Times:

The article “Game on in Dickson’s twilight zone” (June 23, p4) incorrectly reported the 2011 Canberra Roleplaying and Games Festival Triptych theme as “immorality.”

The theme was “immortality”.

Congratulations to all involved!

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13 Responses to Canberra Times makes the global cut for worst media errors
#1
Holden Caulfield3:41 pm, 13 Dec 12

Always going to be hard to do worse than this one from a few years back…

http://i.imgur.com/BKtmz.jpg

#2
Holden Caulfield4:38 pm, 13 Dec 12

Oh yeah, there should be a language warning for the link on my previous post. :P

#3
muscledude_oz4:53 pm, 13 Dec 12

Has anybody else noticed over the past two days the dropping of their traditional Times Bold font on the letters page and some headlines and its replacement with the more tabloid-style Verdana? CT preparing for the switch to being a tabloid from next March?

#4
Trunking symbols5:05 pm, 13 Dec 12

Reminds me of a few years back when The Australian referred to Iran as “a bastard state” then a few days later had to print a correction saying that they meant to say “a Baathist state”.

#5
Trunking symbols5:26 pm, 13 Dec 12

Trunking symbols said :

Reminds me of a few years back when The Australian referred to Iran as “a bastard state” then a few days later had to print a correction saying that they meant to say “a Baathist state”.

I have to make my own correction, I meant to say Iraq, not Iran.

#6
Pork Hunt5:46 pm, 13 Dec 12

Trunking symbols said :

Trunking symbols said :

Reminds me of a few years back when The Australian referred to Iran as “a bastard state” then a few days later had to print a correction saying that they meant to say “a Baathist state”.

I have to make my own correction, I meant to say Iraq, not Iran.

I ran, I ran so far away….

#7
OLydia6:34 pm, 13 Dec 12

that article is 12 months old. I’m sure they’ve done celebrating.

#8
c_c™6:56 pm, 13 Dec 12

muscledude_oz said :

Has anybody else noticed over the past two days the dropping of their traditional Times Bold font on the letters page and some headlines and its replacement with the more tabloid-style Verdana? CT preparing for the switch to being a tabloid from next March?

Verdana hey? Maybe preparations for a DIY Canberra Times you have to assemble yourself.

#9
poetix11:05 pm, 13 Dec 12
#10
thebadtouch7:21 am, 14 Dec 12

Slow news week is it JB? That article is from December 2011!

#11
johnboy7:51 am, 14 Dec 12

first we’d seen of it and it went around twitter yesterday

#12
Overheard9:34 am, 14 Dec 12
#13
Holden Caulfield9:43 am, 14 Dec 12

muscledude_oz said :

…tabloid-style Verdana?

lol

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