Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Another 'oops moment' in the era of automated posting

Earlier this week came the breathless news that UCLA had upset Oregon in football.

One problem: The season doesn't start till tomorrow night.




Another watershed moment in automated filing without editors.

The AP later pulled the story:

The Associated Press has withdrawn its story slugged UCLA-Oregon. The story was prepared as a test story during a training session and was moved inadvertently to the wire. It was not meant for publication.

Serves them right for trying to do training. Didn't they get the memo about training in journalism - it's so 1990s.

Tip o' the hat to Frankie Mansfield for the montage

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