Copy editor massacre fears unfounded; it was just another dummy problem

LA Times’ East Zone had “dummy” headlines on entire page. Ops editor says it was glitch. 55,000 papers went out. Oct 29 04:18:43 via bitly


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Readers feared that all the copy editors had been laid off, or even “massacred,” as one put it.

That’s a paragraph from Deirdre Edgar’s explanation of the problem in the Los Angeles Times’ Readers’ Representative Journal blog,

Instead of a massacre, it turns out the newsroom had never seen the page due to a “technical error” in the pressroom. But does this mean the Los Angeles Times does not have copy editors who actually proof a physical copy of the printed edition, at least giving it a once over?

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