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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.

Not what happened…

March 11, 2011

Wisconsin Senate passes public-sector union ban

USA-WISCONSIN/Madison, Wis., March 9 (Reuters) – Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday side-stepped a boycott by opposition Democrats and approved curbs on union powers in a case closely watched by Americans as a test of labor rights.

A Stern warning…

March 10, 2011

Stern Advice: Tax breaks for the Sandwich Generation

USA/– Work with your siblings to help Mom. Unlike your child, your aging parent doesn’t have to live with you to qualify as a dependent. If she is in a nursing home or assisted living facility and you provide more than half of her support, she’s a dependent. You don’t even have to do it all by yourself — all of the money that you and your siblings put in together can be counted as one.

Hold the anchovies?

March 9, 2011

Millions of dead anchovies swamp L.A.-area marina

FISH-DIEOFF/“The issue now is cleanup because we have tons and tons of dead fish rotting and purifying, which obviously creates hazardous material,” Keenan said.

Bad headline…

March 8, 2011

Air Canada flies lesser passengers in Feb

AIRCANADA/I think the correct word is ‘fewer’ not ‘lesser’ in the headline. Better editing please.

Not in Canada?

March 4, 2011

Alberta ranked as world’s top mining jurisdiction

CANADA BOOMTOWNMiners saw the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Nevada and Saskatchewan as jurisdictions with the most appealing mining policies, but Quebec and Manitoba also made it into the top 10.