Recently we've been getting several emails from our viewers. They are concerned about how many misspellings we have on our news stories online. It is a chronic problem and my boss is taking it very seriously. We are all college educated employees and we should know better...yet we still make the mistakes. We're all guilty of it. Sometimes we suffer from misplaced apostrophe's...sometimes we tranpsose letters and create a typo...sometimes it is the word left out a sentence. Each one of them makes reading the news on our homepage difficult.
We're now beginning a new process of having employees edit our web content. A fresh set of eyes will typically find a grammatical or spelling mistake faster than the author. The author is so fixated on what was supposed to be written that he or she can't always see the mistake.
I'm not making excuses. We are always under deadline and we're trying to get you information as quickly as we can on our webchannel. That does not mean it's OK to butcher the English language. I promise we are trying to get better. I also encourage you to send us an email any time you see a mistake. We can at least correct it...and then beat ourselves up for hurrying through the story and making the mistake.