Good, Bad, and Ugly

Typo on the tablet?

April 4, 2011

gbu app grab340Tusnami kills school children?

There is a typo in there. Orherwise, the app is real nice.

Peter

Very strange. That typo was corrected and updated on all of our other platforms, but for some reason didn’t show up on the iPad app.

New, not North…

March 30, 2011

Colder cities among top U.S. retirement places

OBAMA/Only five cities in the list — Tucson, Arizona, Albuquerque, North Mexico, Charleston, South Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida, and San Antonio, Texas are in the southern-most part of the country.

They’re all jets…

March 29, 2011

Libyan rebels rout Gaddafi forces in strategic town

LIBYA-FRANCE/The French armed forces said around 20 French aircraft supported by an AWACS surveillance plane struck targets during the day on Saturday, including five Galeb fighter jets and two MI-35 helicopters on the ground outside Misrata.

Which one is she?

March 28, 2011

Canada’s PM sets May 2 election

BRITAIN/Harper spoke after visiting Governor General David Johnston — the representative of Queen Elizabeth, Canada’s head of state — to seek the dissolution of Parliament.

Teach your parents well?

March 23, 2011

Peanut allergy stirs controversy at Florida school

EGYPT/Attempts to teach the girl’s parents for comment on Monday were unsuccessful.

Radiation anxiety story

March 22, 2011

Radiation anxiety grows in disaster-struck Japan

By Shinichi Saoshiro and Kiyoshi Takenaka

TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) – Global anxiety rose over radiation from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant even as engineers won ground in their battle to avert disaster from the world’s worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl.

Offensive headline?

March 21, 2011

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Felix Salmon’s blog is a low for Reuters.

I have no problem with his point or content – that is his choice to make.  But your choice to allow a sensationalized title, “Don’t Donate Money to Japan” is cheap attention grabbing at its best.

Inappropriate ad?

March 16, 2011

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You have a sexual advertisement with a blond sexy woman prefacing Japan’s news video 3/14.

Singular or plural?

March 15, 2011

Data points to strengthening growth, jobs

CHINAData points to?

Duh!

Allison

Yes, I know, this is a plural noun.

The Reuters style guide recognizes that, but adds: “treat as if it were singular, e.g. The data was corrupted.”

Offensive photo?

March 14, 2011

LIBYA

This picture is offensive and should be removed. It shows humanity at one of its weakest points. Imagine yourself in this youth’s position, regardless of opinion.