Paper apologizes for ‘clock’ misspelling

The Communicator, a paper in Clay, W. Va., had to gracefully offer a correction for its gaffe. Freud would have a field day.

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When we posted Associated Press stories, the byline read, “From the Associated Press.” We worked so quickly that we often relied on autofill to complete some of our backend work for us.

One day I was working so quickly that, for whatever reason, autofill didn’t work, I didn’t double check my work and when I published it, the byline read, “From the Ass.”

In publishing, these things happen. We can only hope that when they do, no one is offended and no one incredibly important saw it. In both of those regards, I was lucky.

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