Sunday, December 01, 2013

Burying the lede on the Connor Shaw story

Here's today's victory lap from The State after yesterday's South Carolina victory over Clemson:

So if you are going to headline that the coach calls Connor Shaw the best quarterback in school history, shouldn't that be somewhere near the top, not several hundred words down in the third leg - past even a graf on a trick pass play?

Just sayin'. (I can't link to the story because this version isn't online. Click on the picture to see the larger version.)

(This kind of stuff appears all the time in Testy Copy Editors. It's a shame that journalists seem to think that all kinds of meanderings at the top of a story are high art when we are in a mobile age when people tend to want the info fast and to the point - and when tight editing is becoming less and less common.)

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