Friday, January 18, 2008

I Wonder...

A question for all you fellow journos.

How many other people review your work before it's published or put on air?

Do you have an editor, a copy editor and a section editor?

Or is it a line producer, followed by a supervising producer?

Here at the wire, it's a deputy editor, followed by the national editor. And that's for every piece of copy that's put out on the wire -- as many as ten stories in an hour.

So humor me this... how many people do you think saw this...

...before it went to press?

Apparently no one who in the offices of GolfWeek saw a problem before the issue hit newsstands. But now? Well, now that folks are crying foul, GolfWeek is doubling back -- issuing an apology, removing the graphic from its site and reportedly firing the editor at the helm.

But clearly, Dave Seanor wasn't the only person to have seen cover before it went to print. Has anyone talked to the cover artist? The guy in charge of the cover artist? The guy in charge of the guy in charge of the cover artist?

No one saw an issue here?

No one said, "Umm, dude... this is a noose"?


I'm just wondering.

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Posted by Veronica Marché at 11:27 AM | link

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You're right it is interesting that Seanor was fired, and made a scapegoat, when others were also responsible.

Posted by Blogger CNEL @ 12:34 PM, January 18, 2008 #

I wonder how the journalist who wrote the story that inspired this repulsive image feels about all this? For all we know, it could be a credible and fair story. Unfortunaly his/he byline has to be associated with a hangman's noose.

If the first three weeks of 2008 is an indication, we are headed for a hell of a year!

Posted by Anonymous L3 @ 2:32 PM, January 18, 2008 #

Some other heads ought to roll for this. It amazes me that no one at the magazine saw anything wrong with the cover until it got published.

Posted by Blogger PopCultman @ 3:09 PM, January 18, 2008 #

Several people inside the company told me Seanor made the call alone, over the objection of nearly everyone on the editorial team. One employee told me Seanor said, "This isn't a democaracy" when he ignored all objections and sent the cover to press.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ 9:02 PM, January 18, 2008 #

Wow. I'm, for once, speechless.

Posted by Blogger Aaron Morrison @ 11:25 PM, January 18, 2008 #

I'm just surprised that if other people did object why didn't they go to other media outlets first. They think that the backlash is just going to be with Seanor they are wrong! 2008 or 1958?

Posted by Blogger cherry's kid @ 7:46 PM, January 20, 2008 #
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