This archived article was written by: Jacob Clark
As we begin a new semester here at CEU, and as new editions of “The Eagle” are published, I’d like to vent a bit regarding the alarming amounts of typos included in every newspaper released on campus.
I know that no-one is perfect. And I know perfectly well that you fine folks are trying pretty darn hard to make the paper as perfect as it can become. But what really irks me is that I can point out maybe four, perhaps even five, typos per page. Okay, I admit. I’m exaggerating just a little bit. But regardless – go read the Deseret News, for example. They have 24 hours to produce a fairly large newspaper to release to the public. Now notice the amount of typos in their papers. It is a very rare occurrence.
I really don’t mean to “dog” on The Eagle – really, I don’t – but seeing as how you have at least two weeks to print a paper (a fairly small one, at that), don’t you think you’d have a little time to double, maybe triple-check that everything is spelled correctly?
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s just my “I need to become an English major” side coming through. But I’m sure that many agree that typos are unprofessional, and detract from the quality of the paper being printed. So please, I beg of you – reread the newspaper before it goes through the printer and make sure at least 99% of what is in there is spelled correctly.