Thursday, April 28, 2011

NBC Nightly News Crawler

Unlike some of the local stations here in San Antonio, the NBC News crawler gets corrected pretty quickly. This correction was done in less than a minute.


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3 comments:

Car Title Loans said...

And yet we can report everything on the royal wedding correctly? Looks like someone needs a geography lesson. And I'm not talking about Sarah Palin :)
Ava

dpv said...

If they used APStyle state abbreviations instead of ZIP Code abbreviations, these mistakes would happen less often. I'd prefer to see ZIP Code abbreviations used only in mailing addresses.

During last night’s bin Laden coverage, one crawler referred to “Pres W George Bush.” I waited to see whether it would be corrected, but after it disappeared, the same crawler never came back.

Terribly Write said...

I agree with dpv. Postal abbreviations are too confusing. Too many of them are similar and too difficult to remember the differences.