Friday, December 13, 2013

Do the Math

Colorado’s recent disasters will continue to have ripple effects for years to come. That’s no laughing matter, and yet some reporters insist on going for the comedic approach.

Story headline:

Almost half of Royal Gorge workers let go”

First sentence of story:

“…The Royal Gorge Company of Colorado laid off 24 of its 41 employees…”

Here’s some breaking news: “Almost half” is not a synonym for “nearly half.” More than a week later, the error remained as written.

Writers may not like working with numbers, but this is just ridiculous.

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