Paper Runs Gun Ad By Sandy Hook Article Today [Pic

Submitted by: whodat6484 4 years ago

Not any newspaper, The Stamford Advocate (a Connecticut paper where Sandy Hook is located). Newspapers have editors, no?
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Male 324
I`ve worked in newspapers. Systems work differently, but some systems will have a blank white box with a numerical code where the ads will be. The rest of the page is filled in with text and pictures, and then after it is sent to the back, the ads are automatically pulled in. It is feasible nobody laid eyes on the page with that story and that ad together.

Why? Because printing out proof pages at the copydesk with ads already on them takes time and ink. Huge picture files slow down the system, and when you`re printing dozens to hundreds of proof pages in a matter of hours, that time matters.

And 99 percent of the time, it works great. The flaw? This happens. Some papers that use similar systems at least put the name of the ad instead of a number code, and some work in seeing the page completed onscreen before it`s sent for plating/printing. But as newsrooms keep cutting personnel, there are fewer people to catch stuff like this. Sad, really.
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Male 15,832
[quote]OldOllie: "If you`re kids` teachers.."
OldOllie pulled a Fancy.[/quote]
Ah, ya got me!:-P
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Male 579
And?
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Male 3,060
OldOllie: "If you`re kids` teachers.."

OldOllie pulled a Fancy.
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Male 4,893

Oh no! Some idiot may find a way to be offended by this.
Fancylad out of all people should have some sympathy for an editor not doing his job.

Consistently misspelled captions, reposts, server errors, spammers and broken links here on IAB though. I bet this papers editor can even show pics and stories without cramming his personal opinions in our faces.
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Male 15,832
They should have put a line in the ad that says, "If you`re kids` teachers had had some of these, they`d probably still be alive today."
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Male 148
wow, a paper ran an ad that was probably set to run months in advance? color me surprised
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Male 2,675
Nobody would say that would encourage bad guys or endanger good guys ... but wow, yeah, horrible editing oversight in accidentally poor taste.
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Female 685
Well done, America.
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Male 11,740
Welcome back to school kids. Let`s see how many of you make it to the end of the year.
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Male 55
What are they crazy? What do they think they are doing? Now the crazy people will know where to get them. They`ll know where the survivors are so they can get the rest. oh wait the school is probably a "gun free zone" i`m sure they will be safe there. I`m sure a stern warning and good intentions will make everything seem normal again.
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Male 19
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Male 44
@elderban No they`re not, they`re laid out by a person at a computer before being proofread by at least 1 or 2 other people. The ad space will already be designated and all I can assume happened is that they got some adverts late and had to put them in wherever there were spaces left and, with a deadline looming, there was no time left to change it before sending to the printers.
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Male 390
Actually, most ad/article layouts are done automatically by computer now. Editors hardly look at them anymore.
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Male 14,330
The irony in this is that the knejerk reaction to this with a push for control has made gun sales soar through the roof.
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Female 233
they have editors, but they rarely see the pages before they go out. this should have fallen to a page layout editor, or the ads manager who approved the ad.....
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Female 4,349
lol. most people are so dumb they wouldn`t even notice. which is funny in itself. while I think about it, dont forget to have your flu shots!
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Male 392
ever stop to think that maybe this was intentional?
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Male 3,909
Link: Paper Runs Gun Ad By Sandy Hook Article Today [Pic [Rate Link] - Not any newspaper, The Stamford Advocate (a Connecticut paper where Sandy Hook is located). Newspapers have editors, no?
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