Copy editers? Who needs ’em?

“On the Media”


Is that the thinking of publishers? Former Baltimore Sun copy desk chief John McIntyre (left) tells Mike Pesca he suspects that “one of the things on the minds of publishers of online enterprises is a sense that readers on the Internet don’t expect things to be accurate or very well done and, therefore, they are used to tolerating a much higher level of shoddy work, a much greater volume of errors and, therefore, you can sacrifice the quality on the web and it doesn’t mean that much.” || More “OTM” audio and transcripts.

RIght, this is going to work out in the long run…


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