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by Kevin Osborne 04.17.2012
Posted In: Media, Business, Community, Humor at 03:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Enquirer Prints Photo With Expletive

Flub at Louisville design hub caused thousands of papers to be trashed

Confirming rumors that swirled for two days through media circles, The Enquirer’s top editor has written a memo outlining how some editions of Sunday’s newspaper included a photograph with the word “fuck” in it.

Once editors learned about the photo, several thousand copies of the newspaper that hadn’t yet been distributed were trashed. The edition was reprinted without the offending photo.

Enquirer Editor Carolyn Washburn confirmed the gaffe in an email to staffers sent at 4:10 p.m Monday, which CityBeat received today.

“I learned about this after midnight Saturday when someone in our operation saw this photo and alerted us,” Washburn wrote. “We stopped the presses to change the photo and threw out thousands of papers still sitting at our dock.”

Reportedly, Washburn has been fielding complaints from readers who received the paper for the past two days.

The page in question was laid out by a “design hub” in Louisville, which is part of a push by The Gannett Co., The Enquirer’s owner, to centralize some functions like many copy-editing duties into regional locations.

The same design hub was responsible for a similar incident in December when a Gannett paper in South Carolina, The Greenville News, published an article with the word “fuck” randomly inserted into it. The gaffe caught the attention of several websites including The Huffington Post and Romenesko.com.

Sunday’s incident occurred just two days after four veteran copy editors at The Enquirer left after taking an “early retirement” severance deal to reduce the newspaper’s expenses.

Here is the full text of Washburn’s email:

Sent: Mon 4/16/2012 4:10 PM

From: Carolyn Washburn

To: Cin-News Users

Cc:

Subject: in case you are getting calls about a photo in Sunday's paper


A photo ran on the state government page of a protestor holding up a sign that used the word f#*&. It was caught on the press and replated but it still went out to several thousand homes.

Here is how I am responding.

Yes, the photo was completely inappropriate, on many levels.

I learned about this after midnight Saturday when someone in our operation saw this photo and alerted us. We stopped the presses to change the photo and threw out thousands of papers still sitting at our dock. Unfortunately a few thousand papers had already gone out to carriers.

I deeply apologize and am working this morning to understand why this photo was chosen in the first place and why it was not caught sooner. I take this very seriously.

Again, I apologize.

Carolyn

 
 
by 01.06.2009
Posted In: Community at 08:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Penguin Palooza

Even the Cincinnati Zoo is jumping on the cost-savings bandwagon and their “Bundle up and save a bundle” slogan tops their latest press release about Penguin Days.

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by 04.22.2009
Posted In: Community, City Council at 03:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Charterites Honor Tarbell

Jim Tarbell has been a Rock & Roll club owner, Cincinnati’s vice mayor, a champion of preserving historic neighborhoods, an advocate of building a Reds stadium in Over-the-Rhine and a tireless promoter of the city, among the many hats he’s worn over the years. Now the political group that helped elect Tarbell to public office will honor him at a bash next month.

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by 03.30.2009
Posted In: Community, Environment at 08:44 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Paperless Junk

Going paperless – using e-mail, reading documents on line and other such electronic alternatives – is supposed to help save trees and reduce garbage going to landfills. But what happens when the computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, modem and all of the other electronic stuff becomes obsolete?

To keep that stuff out of your local landfill, Tri-County Mall (11700 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246) will play host to an earth-day related event that gives anyone a free method of environmentally responsible equipment disposal. On April 18 (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will collect enough “computer electronics only” to fill two trucks.


No word on how big the trucks are, but one would guess they’ll be large enough to display the company logo.


 
 
by 11.10.2008
Posted In: Media, Community at 01:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

All About Blogging

Well, maybe not everything, but it’s difficult to fit the various aspects of starting and maintaining an online journal in a mere 20 minutes.

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by Staff 03.05.2010
Posted In: Community, Human Rights, History at 12:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

March for Native Life Tonight

A weekend-long Vigil for Native Life kicks off tonight downtown with a march starting at City Hall at 7 p.m. and proceeding to the William Henry Harrison monument in Piatt Park at Elm Street and Garfield Place. Participants will also visit the Hamilton County Courthouse before finishing at burial mound sites near Fountain Square.

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by 02.05.2009
Posted In: Community, City Council at 04:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Despite Setback, IIN Musters On

The saga about how the city of Cincinnati should distribute taxpayer money to neighborhood groups goes on.

Although City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday to not extend the contract for Invest In Neighborhoods Inc. (IIN) and instead begin administering the money in-house using city staffers, IIN still plans on holding a meeting tonight to discuss the program that was pulled from its control.

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by Kevin Osborne 09.14.2011
Posted In: Development, Neighborhoods, Community at 03:41 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Explaining OTR's Messy Mound

Many motorists and pedestrians in Over-the-Rhine have wondered what it was, and now CityBeat has the answer. “It” refers to the nearly three-story high mound of dirt located at the corner of Liberty and Race streets.

The dirt, which first appeared a few months ago and has grown in size ever since, lies behind a chain-link fence on a vacant parcel. Some concrete barricades have been pushed against the fence to give it extra support at containing the mess as it expands, but stray bits of soil have spilled over onto the sidewalk and street.

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by 04.01.2009
Posted In: News, Community, Environment, CPS at 07:57 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Green and Healthy Schools as Learning Tools

A healthy environment for learning makes sense, but a school as a green school as “learning tool” – what does that mean?

Find out on April 23, 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge Montessori School (5945 Montgomery Rd. - rear entrance) when the Green and Healthy Schools network explains the concept.

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by 12.10.2008
Posted In: News, Community, Public Policy at 06:04 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)
 
 

Sheriff's Spending Finally Scrutinized

Dictionary.com defines “synchronicity” as “the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality.”

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