Have a touch of insomnia, so was up early, browsing the internet (a series of tubes, you know), and found the below boo-boo on the Nevada Appeal web site. Clicking on the link takes the viewer to a blank template page. There’s not a flood to be had, as you can see from the weather icon next to the newspaper’s logo at the top of the graphic. The mistake may be a headline from 2005 or 1996.
This goes hand-in-hand with the Washington Post’s recent announcement that their senior editors will be more involved with how stories appear on their ten-year-old web site. Shows my nativity: I thought editors were responsible for all of the content of their periodicals. Not so much: the print versions (staid, 17th century) and on-line versions (hip-hop, 20th century) have different management infrastructures at many newspapers. News to me.